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26th January, this date, plays a vital role in the life of every Indian. Unfortunately, many still confuse Republic Day with Independence Day. So, what exactly is so special about this day? What is the significance? And why is it celebrated?

In 1950, on 26th of January, the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. Essentially, that is the main reason why today we can enjoy democracy. On this day, many important aspects like fundamental rights, preamble, the duties of the Union and states of the Independent India came into existence. Therefore, every year, on this day, India celebrates its Republic Day.

This year marks 73rd Republic Day celebrations in India. Every year, this glorious day is celebrated all over the country at all the administrative units like the capital cities, district headquarters, sub divisions, talukas and panchayats. The main highlight is the grand Parade at New Delhi where the President of India takes the guard of honour offered by all the defence services. This is followed by a pageantry held by the different states vying with each other to give their best. All of this is telecasted on the National Television and watched by millions of viewers from all corners of the country. Besides that, various activities are held like the early morning Prabhat Pheris (morning rounds) followed by a homage to Mahatma Gandhi – Father of the Nation.

The patriotic fervour of the people on this day brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Just like last year, this year is different. With the pandemic still hovering over the world, the celebrations will be different this year, but the country’s oneness will always remain constant.

Today, there are many countries where democracy is still a distant dream, but we are the fortunate ones who enjoy democracy. With this, we all must be vigilant that the rights bestowed upon us also call for responsibilities and duties towards the country, especially in this daunting period. Truly, a government by the people, of the people and for the people entails constant support by the people.

So, as we pay a tribute to the true heroes this Republic Day, let’s all pledge to abide by the rules and invest time and efforts to make our country proud.

Jai Hind!! Happy Republic Day!

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