10 Interesting Facts about Republic Day Every Proud Indian Must Know
On 26th January 2018, India celebrated its 69th Republic Day. Let’s take pride in our achievements as a country and as the biggest democracy of the world. As our tricolour flag soars high, let’s take this moment to understand our history and some important facts that contributed to the Republic of India.
If you are in a hurry, you can watch the video that we have posted on our Facebook page on our 69th Republic day:
#1 India decided to fight for complete freedom on 26th January, 1930.
#2 We achieved Independence on 15th August, 1947. But our leaders wanted January 26 to be remembered in history.
#3 Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January, which honors the date our Constitution came into effect.
#4 The Dr. B. R. Ambedkar-led Constitution Drafting Committee drafted the Constitution of India in 2 years and 11 months.
#5 India’s Constitution Is the Longest in the World with 448 Articles in Hindi and English
#6 India celebrated its first Republic Day on 26th January 1950, with the then Indonesian President Sukarno as chief guest.
#7 History repeated itself after 68 years when Indonesian President Joko Widodo took part in 2018 Republic Day celebrations.
#8 The first Republic Day parade was held at Rajpath in 1955.
#9 Republic Day celebrations last for 3 days.
#10 The Highest Civilian and Military awards like the Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Kirti Chakra are awarded on Republic Day.
Junglee Rummy wishes everyone a very Happy Republic Day! Jai Hind!