Republic Day

Republic day 2018: 10 Facts you must know if you are Indian

Today is Republic Day 2018, successfully completed 66 years of freedom from the British rule. Although the country “India” got freedom on 15th of August 1947, on 26 Jan of 1950 country the constitution was signed under the “Purna Swaraj”.

That’s why every year we celebrate republic day on 26 of Jan saluting those freedom fighters and great personalities who contributed to India. So, first of all, on this occasion, I wish everyone a very happy Republic day and we are here to share some interesting facts about the republic day which you may like and share with your friends and family members.

Fact 1

Vijay Chowk
Vijay Chowk

The actual republic day is celebrated for 3 days from 26th of Jan to 29 of Jan in Vijay Chowk, the Indian army, Navy and air force perform their skills.

Fact 2

Indian army on 26 jan republic day
Army performing on republic day
21 gun shots on republic day
21 gun shots on republic day

The Army forces who perform on Republic day are very professional they practice for years and also they are not paid, they are awarded medals and recognization certificates.

Fact 3

constitution of India
constitution of India

The Indian constitution took around 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to be completed.

Fact 4

constitution of India
constitution of India

India’s constitution is the longest constitution on the planet having 448 articles.

Fact 5

gallantry medals
gallantry medals
 Republic day is the day where gallantry medals are awarded.

Fact 6

Malik Ghulam Muhammad
Malik Ghulam Muhammad

Pakistan’s Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad was the first chief guest for the parade which is held at Rajpath In 1955.

Fact 7

‘Abide with me’, is a Christian hymn, which was said to be Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite is played on Republic day.

Fact 8

 

British Government's Government of India Act 1935.
British Government’s Government of India Act 1935.

Before the Indias Constitution came into force, India followed British Government’s Government of India Act 1935.

Fact 9

 Malviya's family receives Bharat Ratna
Malviya’s family receives Bharat Ratna

Most of the national awards such as Bharat Ratna, Kirti Chakra, and Padma Bhushan are awarded during the Republic Day ceremony only.

Fact 10

21 gun shots on republic day
21 gun shots on republic day
  • 21 gun salutes are given on every year when the President of India hoists the national flag on Republic Day to mark the honor.
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