Republic Day India Significance, History and Facts About January 26

Republic day is just a few days away. Know the history and significance of the day.

India observes Republic Day on January 26, every year. Republic Day marks an important event in India’s history.

It commemorates the enactment of the constitution of India which came into effect on January 26, 1950, and made the nation into a republic.

The main attraction of the day is the Republic Day parade which begins at Rajpath, Delhi, and ends at India Gate.

This year the country will be celebrating its 73rd Republic day.

Due to the spike in Covid-19 cases, there will also be no chief minister who will be gracing the event like last year.

On this day, the President hoists the flag at Rajpath, New Delhi.

The president of India, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute.

Ceremonious parades showcase India’s defence, cultural abilities, cultural and social heritage.

Every year, the President distributes Padma Awards to the civilians of India, which is the second-highest civilian award in India after Bharat Ratna.

Every year, since 1950, January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day in India.

It was on this day, in 1950, that the Indian constitution came into existence.

Happy Republic Day 2022!