10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT INDIAN REPUBLIC DAY 26 JANUARY
26 January a day to cheer for the Nation got its Constitution on this day drafted by our own father of Indian Constituion Dr. Bheem Rao Ambedkar on 26 january 1950. India was Declared to be Secular Democratic Republic Socialist state. We still remember it to be a day when we used to dance and sing along with the treat of ladoos in school and to add up all it was a no study day for us! But Do you know there are more amazing things which we need to know about this day called the Republic day.
HERE ARE THE 10 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT REPUBLIC DAY
- Indian Constitution came into effect especially on 26th of January because 26th of January, 1930 is an anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day.
- 26 January the date was already chosen and decided to be celebrated as Indian Republic day because it was this day in 1930 when the Indian National Congress declared Purna Swaraj or Indian independence from the British regime.
- Indian Constitution is the world’s Longest Constitution when made had 395 Articles in 22 parts with 8 schedules. Now it has 448 articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 97 Amendments.
- There are two hand-written copies of the Constitution — in Hindi and in English. The copies are kept in helium filled cases in the Parliament’s library.
- The Constitution of India took around 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to be completed.
- Republic Day celebration of India lasts after three days by singing the song ‘Abide by Me’ (it is a most popular tune and favourite of Mahatma Gandhi, a Christian hymn) during the Beating Retreat.
- Beating Retreat ceremony is held on 29th of January at Vijay Chowk with the performance of Indian Army, Air Force and Navy bands. It marks the end of Republic day celebrations in India.
- National Anthem of India was first sung in the meeting of Indian National Congress, Calcutta on 27th of December, 1911.
- National Anthem of India takes 52 seconds to sing or play.
- 21 gun salutes are given every year when the President of India hoists the National Flag on republic Day to mark the honour.
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