A nation filled with immense culture diversities and varied customs come together on this great day to celebrate January 26 as the Republic Day on which its constitution came into effect. It is a moment of huge pride for every Indian. A day which marks the start of an independent country which has its own rights and duties meticulously defined by the constitution. Here are some interesting trivia about Republic day event which you should be aware of as an Indian.
Purna SwarjyaIndia celebrates January 26 as a day on which complete independence or Purna Swarjya was achieved by the nation from British reign.
It Took About 3 YearsThe constitution of India ideally came into effect on January 26,1950 which is exactly three years after the nation achieved its independence.
Largest Constitution Ever WrittenThe constitution of India is the largest piece of constitution written across the globe. It took about 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to prepare the constitution draft which consists of 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 97 Amendments. The entire credit for this draft goes to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Signed Off By 308 MembersThe complete constitution document was hand written in Hindi as well as in English language and was signed off by 308 Assembly members. These hand written copies are currently placed in the Library of Parliament house in specially crafted helium filled cases.
National Anthem Was Written In BengaliIndian national anthem “Jana Gana Mana” was officially written by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali language which was later translated into Hindi language by Abid Ali in the year 1911
Satyamev JayateThe motto “Satyamev Jayate” was given by Madan Mohan Malviya.
3 Day Long EventRepublic day ceremony is 3 daylong event which ends with a Beating Retreat song (a Christian song which is considered to be a favourite song of Mahatma Gandhi) at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi with performances from different states along with all three Indian armed forces- Indian Navy, Air Force and Indian Army.
PM Waves FlagOn this day, the President of India hosts the National Flag followed by 21 gun salutes in honour of this great nation.
Bravery AwardsBravery Awards is an important event on Republic day wherein the President of India awards Param veer Chakra, Maha Veer Chakra, Kirti Veer Chakra & Ashoka Chakra to the people who have devoted their lives in the service of the nation.
Hindi Became National LanguageThe national language of India was declared as “Hindi” on January 26,1965.