Published on January 13th, 2017
Republic Day Of India, 2017 is just around the corner, when we’ll celebrate our 68th Republic Day.
A Republic day is an integral part of our country, and is a day when we, the whole nation, celebrate it with a sense of pride. Our hearts overwhelm with honour whenever we see the hoisting of our tricolour on January 26.
We know that India was declared a Republic in 1950; but there are probably a lot of amazingly interesting facts about the nation’s Republic that we may not familiar with.
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1. The date 26th January was especially selected since it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day (26th January 1930)
2. After 26th Jan 1950, Governor General post was made as President of India. Dr Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India.
3. India has the longest written Constitution in the world, incorporating 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 98 Amendments
4. It took Dr. B.R.Ambedkar 2 years 11 months and 18 days to draft the Indian Constitution
5. Two hand-written copies of the Constitution were prepared: in English and in Hindi
6. Both were signed by 308 members of the Assembly on 24th January 1950. It became effective two days later, and came into force throughout the country
7. When the new Constitution was signed by the members on 24th Jan 1950, it was drizzling outside the Parliament at Delhi. It was considered by them as a good omen
8. India’s motto “Satyamev Jayate” is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad,from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911
9. Madan Mohan Malviya selected the Indian motto of ‘Satyamev Jayate’
10. Rabindranath Tagore wrote Jana Gana Mana in Bengali first. It was translated by Abid Ali into Hindi, in 1911, and officially adopted as the Indian National Anthem in 1950
11. The Indian emblem is adapted from the Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath, dating back to 250 BC
12. The ratio of the Indian flag’s width to length is two to three
13. The Indian flag should never touch the ground or water, or ever be used as drapery
14. Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath as India’s first President on 26th January 1950
15. A 21 gun salute is fired as the President of India unfurls the tricolour, as a naval and military mark of honour
16. The ‘Beating Retreat’ held on 29th January, marks the end of all Republic day celebrations in the country. The ceremony is held Vijay Chowk where bands of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy perform
17. The ceremonial performance of bands of the defense forces was started in the early 1950s by a certain Major Roberts of the Indian Army
Watch First Republic Day parade of India at Rajpath Video
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