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Interesting Facts About Republic Day Every Child Must Know

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26 January, holds a special place of pride in the heart of every Indian. For, this is the day when the proud citizens of India celebrate Republic Day with great fun and fervour.

Since it is a national holiday, families make special plans such as cooking exotic recipes, going on a picnic, assembling at the local ground to witness the Republic Day parade and having lots of fun.

For children, the day means a break from studies and homework, a day when they can play to their heart's content and gorge on delicacies. But, the fact is, children, do not know much about this historic day. Most children would not even know the Constitution of India is not a printed one as explained in one of the clips in this ClipBook.

Ask any child about the duration of the Republic Day celebrations and chances are he or she will answer it is a day at the most. In fact, this day is a three-day affair and ends on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony. Interesting, isn’t it?

Why don’t you teach your child more by going through these fascinating Republic Day facts compiled just for you in this ClipBook.

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The First Republic Day Was Celebrated On January 26, 1950

Although India got independence from the British in 1947, the first Republic Day was celebrated only on January 26, 1950. Confused? This was to mark the coming of age of the Indian Constitution that was adopted on November 26, 1949, but came into ...

Beating Retreat Ceremony Marks The End Of Republic Day Celebrations

Held every year in the city of Delhi, the Beating Retreat ceremony, which marks the end of the Republic Day celebrations of India, is significant for many reasons. However, it is chiefly done to observe an age-old tradition, when warring soldiers ...

A Christian Hymn Is Played Every Republic Day Parade

Many of you would not have known this fun and interesting fact, let alone children. Abide With Me, a Christian hymn, is played every year during the parade because it was the favourite of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Constitution Of India Is Not Printed

The constitution of India is not a printed one. In fact, adding to its uniqueness, it is a calligraphed one with two original copies – one in Hindi and one in English. The calligraphy was done by Prem Behari Narain Raizada.

President Sukarno Was The Chief Guest At The First Republic Day Celebrations

Do you know who was the chief guest at the first ever Republic Day celebrations of India? It was none other than the then President of Indonesia, Sukarno.

The Indian Constitution Took More Than Two Years To Be Drafted

Did you know that the Constitution of India took a long time to draft? Yes, it too a staggering two years and eight months to draft it. This herculean task was finally completed by Dr BR Ambedkar.

The Story Behind The 21-Gun Salute Given On Republic Day

You and your child must have marvelled every time you saw the 21-gun salute on television. But, do you know the reason behind this? It is done as a military mark of honour to the Indian President.

A Number Of Awards Are Conferred To Awardees On Republic Day

During the Republic Day event and its associated celebrations, a number of well-known awards like the Bharat Ratna and the Padma Bhushan are conferred to awardees. An interesting piece of trivia for your child. isn't it?

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