Why Do We Celebrate Republic Day??? | CaptonSumanth

January 26,2020, marks the 71st Indian Republic
Day. It was on this day in 1950 that the esteemed constitution came into effect and India was
declared an independent republic country.Most of us have grown up with fond memories of
the day. 26th January is the day when many sit and
watch the parade, the tableaus from various states and ministeries go by, people bestowed
with the prestigious bravery awards and it is the day when we all hoisted our tricolour
flasgs and celebrated our country’s independent spirit.But, do you know the exact reason ehy
republic Day is celebrated on january 26 and not any other day? Here is alittle history behind this..
January 26 was chosen for a specific reason as it was a significant event in India’s struggle
to gain freedom from British rule. On January 26, 1930, Congress passed the Poorna Swaraj
resolution or the Declaration of Independence. Though India gained freedom from the British
rule after a long struggle on Agust 15, 1947. Sadly as valued as this freedom was, it did
not come along with democracy or gave people the right to choose their own elected Government.Since
India didn’t have an official Constitution then, our country was a constitutional monarchy
under the rule of king George VI even after Independence. It was finally after two and
half years later on January 26, 1950, when the Indian Constitution came into effect thus
making India one of the biggest democracies in the world. It was on this day when India
was declared as a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.The committee worked tirelessly
for many months and submitted their first draft of the Constitution on November 4, 1947,
to the Constituent Assembly. It took exactly 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to finally
adopt the Constitution with the necessary amendments.When the Constitution of India
was adopted on 26th November 1949, many considered it necessary to celebrate the document on
a day associated with national pride. Poorna Swaraj Day was considered to be the best available
option and henceforth, came into being celebrated as Republic Day.

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