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Why Celebrate Republic Day?

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Top 10 Facts About Republic Day

India on Monday celebrated its 66th Republic Day, a commemoration of the day the country formally became a republic in 1950...

Five Firsts At Republic Day 2015

The 66th Republic Day saw many firsts. Here are a few: All-women contingents of the Army, Navy and Air Force march through Rajpath for the first time. The Army contingent, led by Captain Divya Ajith from Chennai, wants to serve in combat roles. “...

What Is A Republic Nation?

I am sure it will be a big question to all of us to know the difference between Republic and Democratic.Let us not get into history to discuss this topic, rather we will have a very simple discussion to get a clear idea and difference between Repu...

India's First Republic Day

The historic Rajpath has become synonymous with the January 26 parade, but it was an amphitheatre named after a former Viceroy that was witness to the celebrations marking the birth of the Republic 63 years ago...

Because, We Are The Citizens

A country is deemed a republic if and when it’s run by its people, or by leaders that its people elect, instead of a monarch. India is a Republic, with the power of governance lying in the hands of its people.

Why January 26?

Freedom came to India on August 15, 1947. But patriotic Indians had celebrated their first “Independence Day” 17 years before, wrote historian and columnist Ramachandra Guha in India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy. The ...

History Of Republic Day

Republic Day Parade: The laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935 and India was then a Dominion. India was then headed by King George VI, until the adoption of the Indian Constitution in 1950. On 28 August 1947, a Draf...

A Great National Festival

The word 'Republic' is used to denote that a country in which the supreme power is held by the people or their elected representatives (politicians) or by an elected or nominated President not by a permanent head like the King or queen of Britain.

Welcome To Democracy

It is a very cold morning. You wear a white uniform or a colourful dance costume to school and pin the national flag to your shirt. At school, you take part in flag hoisting, speeches, songs and march-past. You get sweets in the end...

A Short Story About The Indian Constitution

This is an opportune time to remember Saadat Hasan Manto -- that inimitably brilliant and incorrigibly delightful Urdu short story writer (born in India) who, before his death in Pakistan in 1955, wrote an epitaph for himself which read: 'Here lie...

We The People

India formally became a republic on January 26, 1950, the day the constitution came into force. The constitution itself had been ratified by the constituent assembly, a group of 299 representatives selected for the specific task of drafting a new ...

More Than Half The World’S Leaders Have Attended India’S Republic Day Parade

On a presumably cold January morning in 1950, Indonesian strongman Sukarno, along with his wife, watched on as Rajendra Prasad was sworn-in as India’s president during the country’s first Republic Day celebrations. A 31-gun salute followed (PDF), ...

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The 65th Republic Day Parade

On the occasion of our nation's 65th Republic Day, we at Doordarshan extend our warm regards to all Indians in the country as well as abroad. It is the proud privilege of Doordarshan, India's National Broadcaster to LIVE-STREAM the 65th "Republic ...

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Surprise Dnce To Celebrate Republic Day

Takeoff to Bollywood! A Dance Crew surprises passengers after boarding of a Finnair flight to Delhi to celebrate India's Republic Day on January 26th 2012.

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The Making Of Constitution Of India

On January 26, 1950, India became an Independent Sovereign Democratic Republic with its own Constitution. The Constitution of Independent India that came into being that day was the culmination of a journey that had begun during the first war of I...

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