Republic Day of India
By Smitakshi Guha
The Republic Day in India is followed on 26th of January every year, ever since India became a republic nation and its constitution came into force on the same date in the year 1950. It is a gazette holiday and is celebrated throughout the country in full spirits.
The fascinating aspects of the celebrations include grand parades held at the capital city of New Delhi as well as other state capitals. Representatives belonging to the Air Force, the army as well as the navy too participate in the parades with their troops. The celebrations commence with the prime minister of India paying tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in order to save and protect their nation from the enemies, by laying a weath on the Amar Jyoti Jawan at New Delhi.
The president of India, followed by the state governors, takes military salutes during the parade. A list of traditional dances is performed by various artists from different states during the celebrations.
The celebrations also include distributing awards of bravery and contribution to armed forces as well as civilians. A variety of cultural activities from kids as well as adults light up the whole occasion every year.
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