Republic Day - A Brief About Indian History

26th January 1950 marks the day when the Constitution of India was implemented. Every since 1950, this day has been celebrated as Republic Day in India. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent nation.

This date was chosen as Republic Day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Indian National Congress, as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime, proclaimed the Declaration of Indian Independence. Following the Independence in 1947 came the Indian Independence Act 1947 that was devised by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It divided the British India into two new independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth: India and Pakistan. However, India did not have a permanent constitution, and its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935.

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On 28th August 1947 a drafting committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution under the guidance of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as the Chairman. After two and half years of work on drafting the constitution and many changes, deliberations and modification later, 308 member of the Assembly signed two handwritten on 24th January 1950. Two days later, it came into effect throughout the nation. Every year India celebrates Republic Day with a [ceremonious******ceremonious** ➤ (a) characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display ➤ (s) rigidly formal or bound by convention …by **BeeDictionary.com**](http://www.beedictionary.com/definition/ceremonious) parade that takes place in the national capital, New Delhi. The parade is performed as a tribute to India; its unity in diversity, rich cultural heritage and contributions of the defense services. The parade commences from the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President’s house) on Rajpath pas the India Gate.
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A lit up Rashtrapati Bhavan on the night of 26th Jan; Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Day_(India)#/media/File:Rashtrapati_Bhavan_and_adjacent_buildings,_illuminated_for_the_Republic_Day.jpg
This year the chief guest at the Republic Day parade is President Francois Hollande, France.
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