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Interesting Republic Day Facts

Interesting Republic Day Facts

India is going to celebrate 70th Republic Day on January 26, 2019.

Here are some interesting facts about Republic Day:

  • India celebrated its Independence Day or Purna Swaraj Day on January 26, 1930 to fight for complete freedom. In order to mark that day in the history, January 26 was decided to be celebrated as Republic Day. It is one of the reasons for Republic Day to be celebrated in the month of January.
  • Dr B R Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution took 2 years and 11 months for drafting the Indian Constitution.
  • The Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950. Hence, the day was marked as the Republic Day.
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India took the Oath as the President on January 26, 1950 for the first time.
  • Indian Air force also came into existence from January 26, 1950.
  • The first Constitution copy was handwritten in English and Hindi. Prem Behari Narain Raizada had written the Constitution of India for six months.
  • The hand-written copies are kept in helium-filled cases at the Library of Parliament House.
  • 308 members signed on the Constitution on January 24th, 1950 to be effective from January 26.
  • Hindi was declared as the national language of India on January 26, 1965.
  • Satyamev Jayate (one of the biggest Indian mottos) is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, Atharvaveda. It was selected by Madan Mohan Malviya.
  • The President addresses the Republic Day gathering. 21 gun salutes are given while the President of India hoists the national flag at an interval of 2.25 seconds to cover the entire National Anthem.
  • Bravery awards like Param Veer Chakra, Maha Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Ashoka Chakra, and civilian awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan etc. are awarded to deserving candidates .


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