Republic Day Flag Ceremony at Red Fort New Delhi

Each year, 26th January is a day on which every Indian heart fills up with patriotic fever and immense love for motherland. There are many significant memories as it was this day when the Indian Tricolor was first unfurled in January 1930 at Lahore, by Pt Jawaharlal Nehru and the declaration of an independent Indian National Congress was made. The parade showcases India’s Defense Capability, Cultural and Social Heritage.

The tableau of Indian Air Force Republic Day Flag Ceremony at Red Fort New Delhi

26th January, 1950 was the day when the Indian republic and its constitution came into force. It was this day in history in 1965 when Hindi was declared as the official language of India.

Celebrations Galore

Republic Day is celebrated every year with much enthusiasm all over the country and to mark the importance of this occasion, a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi, from Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort.

The event begins with the Prime Minister of India laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, commemorating all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. Soon, a 21 gun salute is presented, the President unfurls the National Flag and the National Anthem is played. This marks the beginning of the parade.

 The President is accompanied by a notable foreign Head of State – who is the invited Chief Guest at the celebration.

The Parade begins with winners of gallantry awards passing the President in open jeeps. President of India, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute at the grand parade. The Indian Military also showcases its latest acquisitions such as tanks, missiles, radars, etc.

Soon after, awards and medals of bravery are given by the President to the people from the armed forces for their exceptional courage in the field and also to those civilians who have distinguished themselves by their different acts of valour in different situations.

After this, helicopters from the armed forces fly past the parade area showering rose petals on the audience.

The military parade is followed by a colorful cultural parade. India’s rich cultural heritage is depicted in the form of tableaus from various states. Each state depicts its unique festivals, historical locations and art. This exhibition of diversity and richness of the culture of India lends a festive air to the occasion.

Tableaus from various government department and ministries of India are also presented displaying their contribution towards the progress of the nation. The most cheered section of the parade is when the children who have won National Bravery Awards ride past the dais on elephants. School-children from all over the country

also participate in the parade showcasing folk dances and singing to the tunes of patriotic songs.

The parade also includes displays of skilful motor-cycle rides, by the Armed Forces personnel. The most eagerly awaited part of the parade is the fly past, put on by the Indian Air Force. The fly past marks the conclusion of the parade, when fighter planes of the IAF roar past the dais, symbolically saluting the President.

Live Webcast (click here to watch) of the Republic Day Parade is made available every year to millions of surfers who wish to view the parade over the Internet. After the event is over, the exclusive footage is made available as ‘video on demand’.

Celebrations, though on a relatively smaller scale, are also held in all state capitals, where the Governor of the state unfurls the Tricolor. Similar celebrations are also held at District Headquarters, Sub Divisions, Talukas, and Panchayats.

PM Rally

 The Republic Day celebration is a three day extravaganza and posts this celebration at India Gate, on the 27th January, a Prime Minister’s Rally is held by a crème of N.C.C cadets displaying various breath-taking performances and drill.

Lok Tarang

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in association with seven Zonal Cultural Centers organizes “Lok Tarang, – National Folk Dance Festival” every year from 24th to 29th January. This festival provides a unique opportunity for people to witness colorful, vibrant and authentic folk dances drawn from various parts of the country.

Beating the Retreat

Beating The Retreat officially denotes the end of Republic Day festivities. All important Government Buildings are beautifully decorated with lights every evening from 26th to 29th. Beating the Retreat ceremony is conducted on the evening of January 29, the third day after the Republic Day. The ceremony starts by the massed bands of the three services marching in unison, playing popular marching tunes.

The drummers also give a solo performance (known as the Drummer’s Call). Followed by this the drummers play Abide with Me (which is also said to be Gandhi Ji’s favorite) and the chimes made by the tubular bells, placed quite at a distance, create a mesmerizing ambience.

 This is followed by the bugle call for Retreat, the band master then marches to the President and requests permission to take the bands away, and informs that the closing ceremony is now complete. The bands march back playing a popular martial tune Saare Jahan Se Achcha.

 At exactly 6 pm, the buglers sound the retreat and the National Flag is lowered, and the National Anthem is sung, bringing the Republic Day celebrations to a formal end.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Latest Speech on Republic Day

Arvind Kejriwal Latest Speech on Republic Day

Check out the video speech of Delhi CM & AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal before the republic day function.

On 26 Jan 2014, India is going to celebrate its 65th republic day & on this occasion, Arvind Kejriwal delivered his speech mentioning his good governance, women safety, corruption& various other issues.

Watch out the video.

Speech for Republic Day for Students-26 January

26 January Essay/Speech- Special Short speech for Indian Republic day

 

Before starting my speech on such an authentic occasion, I would like to wish all the honorable guests, teachers and my dear friends present today. It is my great privilege that I got this wonderful opportunity to speak in front of all on this very special and important event. We have been celebrating our constitution from 26th January 1950. It’s been 67 years our constitution came into effect. In this journey of 67 years, our country India has gone through a very long way of changes and development. I would like to go ahead putting light on some important phases of our history.

Before the time of 1600 A.D, we all use to live in a peaceful life and environment, although still there were some disputes between some states but all that does not use to bother the citizens at all. In1600 A.D, East India Company came into our country India and things started to get changed slowly. By the time they started to take grips to the steering of our country and till the time of 1800 A.D came, our people were all completely in the control of British government.

By and by, some people tried to fight against them but they were either killed or punished by the Britishers. In year 1957, our country saw some fearless and real patriots who stood for the independence of our country and started a revolution against the British Raj. After a very long battle against the Britishers with different revolution sat different levels of time in several places, our country finally got the independence and became free on 15th August 1947. After independence, some rules and regulations were required this will drive the country. So finally, committee was made which was assigned the work for writing the constitution of our country India.

After the constitution was made, it came into effect on 26th January 1950. Since that day, 26th January reminds us this auspicious day and we celebrate it each year as our Republic Day. As India became Republic this day, so it is called as Republic Day. After making the constitution, things began to change and our country developed into a very strong and settled republic. Many activities like elections, industrialization, agriculture etc boosted in our country. But meanwhile, some problems are also rising each day like corruption, anti socialism and unemployment. We all together need to find right solution for these rapidly growing problems of our country and ourselves.

Only then, we can make our country best place to live.

Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!

Historical Events in January

January is the 1st month of the year and it has 31 days. Season (Northern Hemisphere) during January month is mostly winter. There are many events and days that are very important in the history of our country. Whether it’s our Republic Day or Martyr’s day, all lies in January.

january1 Historical Events in January

January month is associated with a lot of special events and celebration in relation to our history. Many historical events and things happened under this month of the year which is memorable.

1st January 1949- On this day, there was an undeclared war of India with Pakistan; it was continued with destruction and deaths. This war was ended with United Nation help which arranged cease fire.

11th January 1966- On 11 January 1966, Lal Bhadur Shastri served as prime minister of Congress-led government.

24th January 1966- Indira Gandhi serves as prime minister for first time, head of government initially led by Congress, later Congress (R).

14th January 1980- Chaudhury Charan Singh serves as prime minister as head of a Janata-led coalition government & Indira Ganhdi serves as prime minister for second time, head of Congress (I) government.

January 1993- Communal violence in wake of Babri Masjid destruction wracks Indian cities, especially Bombay, which suffered from a series of bomb blasts in March.

26th January 1950- This is among the most important days and a date of not only January month in the history of India, but this day is regarded as among the most respectful and important event of our country as on this day India’s constitution came into effect. For the first time, our constitution was laid down n front of everyone making all of us Republic. Hence, this day is also called as Republic Day.

30th January 1948- After our country India was independent on 15th August 1947, very next year, a sad and grievous event happened in our history. Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi when he was addressing meeting. She was shot down by a rival Nathuram Godse on this day. This day is also known as Martyr’s Day in Indian history.