Indian Republic Day

Spirit of Indian Republic Day

Indian Republic Day is one of the most awaited events of the year. On 26th January 1950 India became republic and since then it is a joyous occasion for the Indians as it commemorates the sacrifices of those souls who fought for the freedom. Every year this day is celebrated with great elegance and pomp and it is also a gazetted holiday.

Celebration:

A huge effort is laid upon organizing cultural events and celebration throughout India on this day. Large military parades were held in New Delhi and the state capitals of India. Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and other traditional dance group represent themselves in this parade.

The parade in New Delhi is a grand affair. Several branches of the armed forces, the police, National Cadet Corps, and students from various schools and institution take part in it. Participants of various states showcase their cultural heritage in a very colorful manner. Indian Republic Day CelebrationLatest armaments that country has recently acquired are also on the display during the parade. The parade starts from India Gate and proceeds through Rajpath. Children from various schools also get chance represent their cultural programmes in this parade.

Republic Day is also the day for those people who have done an emblematic achievement. And it also is the time for them to get recognized for their achievements through rewards. Selected children are awarded the Children's Bravery Awards on this day. Soldiers who have performed exceptionally are awarded the bravery medals, Param Veer Chakra, Veer Chakra and Maha Veer Chakra.

Public Life:

Republic Day of India is a gazette holiday. Every National state and local government offices, post offices and banks are closed on this day. Organization or businesses other than this are closed or they have reduced their opening hours.

Public transport is usually unaffected as many locals travel for celebrations. Republic Day parades cause significant disruption to traffic and there may be increased security on this date, particularly in areas such as New Delhi and state capitals.

And last but not the least this is the day when we come together and proudly identify ourselves as true Indians, and not with some particular religion or caste. This feeling for the country is what makes this day a special one from the rest of the days.
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