Republic Day is a very important day for the nation. It is celebrated on 26th January every year. Republic Day came into effect on 26th January, 1950, on which day the Constitution of India came into effect after replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. On 26th January, 1949, the Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly, which came into effect on 26th January, 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26th January was selected to be the Republic Day because it was on this day in 1930 when Declaration of Indian Independence was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status of British Regime.
On 15th August, 1947 India achieved independence from the British Regime following the Indian independence movement. The independence of the country came through the Indian Independence Act 1947. India acquired its independence on 15th August, 1947 as constitutional monarchy. The Republic Day is celebrated because the Constitution of the country came into effect on this day. Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the first President of the country. The constituent Assembly became the Parliament of India under the provisions of the new Constitution, and thus this day is celebrated in India as the Republic Day.
Republic Day is celebrated with grand stature all over the country. Parades are held at Rajpath, in the national capital, New Delhi, before the President of India. Schools, colleges and different institutions also organize parades, singing and dance competition, essay writing, paintings, and a lot of fun and different activities for students to take part in. Republic Day is a proud day for the nation and all the citizens of the country celebrate it with peace and harmony.