Republic Day of India

-- Safa Fhyrose, 7- C, ICSK - Khaitan

On 26th of January every year India celebrates its Republic day. As an Indian I am very proud of this day as this is the day when we Indians were given an equal right. On this day we celebrate Republic day with full of enthusiasm. It is one of the three national holidays of India and regarded as the most important day in the Indian history as it was on this day in 1950, the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly self-governing state.

The constitution of India gives us our Fundamental rights, which is the essence of our freedom. We should be very happy to know that our constitution is the longest in the world, consisting of 397 articles and 12 schedules. On 29th August 1947, the constituent Assembly set up a drafting committee under the chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to prepare a draft constitution for India. The committee worked tirelessly for many months and submitted their first draft of the constitution on November 4, 1947 to the constituent assembly. It took exactly 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to finally adopt the constitution with necessary amendments. It's noted that though India gained freedom from the British rule after a long struggle in the struggling hours of August 15, 1947. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru delivered his famous speech "Tryst with Destiny", declaring India's independence to the citizens. But sadly this freedom did not come along with democracy and the right to choose our own Government.

Since India didn't have an official constitution then our country was a constitutional monarchy under the rule of King George VI even after Independence. It was finally after two and half years later on January 26, 1950, when the Indian constitution came into effect thus making India one of the biggest democracies in the world. It was on this day when India was declared as a democratic republic. And to honour this day, the Indian Republic day is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the country every year on January 26.

" Freedom in minds, Faith in words, Pride in our Heart, Memories in our Souls" Let's salute the Nation on 'REPUBLIC DAY!'

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