India celebrates 68th Republic Day
jamuna news desk: India will celebrate its 68th Republic day today. The day is celebrated every year In India, with great honour on January 26 to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950.
It had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of the India.
Events and celebrations are organised with great effort by the Government of India to celebrate the Republic Day in the Capital.
A huge and grand military parade is held in the New Delhi at Rajpath as well as the state capitals. Participants from the Indian Army, Air Force, Navy and traditional dance group takes part in the parades.
Parade held in the New Delhi starts especially when prime minister of the India offer garland at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate. It is done to commemorate all the sacrifices of the Indian army soldiers while saving their country. The military salute is taken by the President of India during the parade in the Capital whereas military salute is taken by the state governors in the state capitals. At this special day, a foreign head of the state become chief guest of the president.
In his address to the nation ahead of Republic Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday batted strongly for simultaneous elections to Parliament and Assemblies and backed the demonetisation drive, two issues on which the Government has focused its attention. He asked the Election Commission to carry forward the idea of simultaneous polls in consultation with political parties, according to a Indian newspaper.
India got freedom from the British Rule on August 15, 1947. At that time, there was no any permanent constitution of the country. First time, the first draft of the Indian Constitution was presented by the drafting committee to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The first draft of the Indian Constitution was signed by the national assembly in both version, the English and the Hindi on January 24, 1950.