Journey after India's Independence

Mohammad Yusuf Khan, IIK Young Contributor
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

What is Republic Day? When is it celebrated? Why is it celebrated? What is its importance to us, as the citizens of India?
Republic Day is a day to remember when the Constitution of India officially came into force on January 26, 1950. This historical act formally transitioned India to become an independent republic and hence it is celebrated on January 26 every. This year, we are going to celebrate the 70th Republic Day of our country
Don’t you think it is important for a country to be republic or democratic where you get total freedom to do what you can, where you have your own rights unlike in a dictatorship or a monarchy where the power lies only with the ruler or monarch? First of all let me explain you what does republic mean. A Republic Country is a country in which there is a government or a body which can handle the affairs of a country. It does have a head who is the president but it gives complete freedom to the people as well. Even though there are a lot of peaceful and famous monarchies like the UK and many middle-eastern countries, their people don’t get that much freedom or rights than people living in democracies.

Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘A Democracy is a government which is meant for the people, by the people and of the people’
But why do countries in the world still have monarchies even though there is a better form of government which is the democracy. Well, it might probably be their tradition or their culture.

Republic Day is celebrated to honour the date when the constitution of India officially came into force on 26 January 1950. This historical act formally transitioned India to become an independent republic and hence it is celebrated on January 26 every year. The constitution is a book with several sets of rules, laws and how the country should be managed. The constitution of India was created by Dr.BR Ambedkar.

After India became independent from the British in 1947, they had no knowledge about politics and the government and other different public matters. In 1950, Dr. Ambedkar created the constitution which has helped India develop into one of the best countries in the world.

On Republic day, there are huge celebrations all around the country. Even in schools students distribute sweets and many places in India are also given national holiday for Republic day. The main celebrations for Republic Day are held in Delhi on Raj path. Several parades are formed for the unity and diversity of our country. On this day, every 5 years the new president of India is elected.

On this day, several national awards are awarded to people who have contributed a lot to our country. Republic Day is very important for us as it teaches us how to adjust to our surroundings and how the citizens of India had struggled to fight against the British to be independent and republic.
Mahatma Gandhi once said, ' A Nation’s culture resides in the heart and soul of its people’

This Quote says that if we improve ourselves then we can improve the whole of India and even the world.
Memorable quote by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam “Courage to give, Courage to think different, Courage to invent, Courage to discover the impossible, Courage to travel into an unexplored path, Courage to share knowledge, Courage to remove pain, Courage to reach the unreached, Courage to combat problems and succeed are the qualities of youth”.

This Quote means that we should all have a surrounding that helps the youth of India develop their minds and turn India into a better nation. This will only happen if there is unity in diversity.

As a responsible citizen of India it is our duty to work together for the nation building and eradication of problems like poverty, illiteracy, castes, communalism and corruption from our society

So let us stand together and let our country develop into a better place for all of us and the entire world.
JAI HIND!!!!!!!

Mohammad Yusuf Khan
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