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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?