Republic Day, as we all know is a Holiday all over India. But do we really know the symbol behind Republic Day's vacation? Republic Day throughout India is celebrated in the spirit of the Independent India, the day when India became a Republic Country by writing its constitution. Republic Day is the symbol of true spirit for the independent India where military parades, exhibiting military equipment, salute to the national flag by the Indian president and variety of events are take place at this day.
India is a country with diverse cultures, societies, religions and languages; remains in harmony and with every citizen respecting its flag. Our National Flag has some major key features:
* Has horizontally tricolour (upper saffron, middle white, and bottom Dark green; every colour divided in equal proportion)
* It has a wheel in the centre of the flag containing 24 spokes with navy blue colour as the base; representing the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.
Republic Day is celebrated every year in colourful and in ways to make every patriotic person feel blessed to be born in India. The celebration nationwide brings everyone together and makes everyone Indians for the rest of their year, by awakening the patriotic feeling inside.
Not major but some of the key point of 26th January, a reminder to everyone in celebrating our Republic Day:
1. The date was chosen as it has a special significance of Purna Swaraj Day anniversary (26th January 1930).
2. India has the longest written Constitution in the world:
* 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules, and 97 Amendments
3. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar took 2 years 11 months and 18 days to draft the Indian Constitution and thus we got our Republic Day to celebrate on 26th January each year.
3. With a special reference to this year's Republic Day at Rajpath:
Our Chief guest in the year of 2017 is crown prince of Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan)
The revelation of an NSG vehicle is (Sherpa – a bulletproof armoured anti-hijacking vehicle) a worth-watching scenario. The vehicle can be suggested as a commando itself, which can resist powerful explosions and go under water too.
Major Initiatives: Skill India and Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao are the themes for this Republic Day, our 68th Republic Day.