Republic Day Of India is Celebrated on 26th of January every year. It is one of the three national festivals of India.

Given the nationalistic and patriotic fervour in the country in recent years. Republic Day holds a lot of significance in keeping India together.

The constitution of India formally came into force on Republic Day in the year 1950. It marks the day when India got truly independent and attained the historic purna swaraj.

We became a sovereign, secular, socialist, Democratic Republic country on 26 January 1950, almost three years post Independence. We got Freedom from the British on 15 August 1947 but we were not having any kind of government or Constitution or political parties.

On 26 January 1950, India implemented the constitution.

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was elected as the President of Indian National Congress and Poorna Swaraj was declared on 26th January 1950.

However, we got Independence on 15 August 1947. After “Independence a Special” constituent assembly was appointed for making the constitution of India. Dr BR Ambedkar led the constitution drafting Committee.

After 166 days, the constitution of India was created in such a manner that all citizens of India could enjoy equal rights pertaining to their religious, culture, caste, sex and creed.

On 26th January 1950, the constitution of India was adopted and implemented and the day is referred to as Republic Day.

Moreover, it marks the end of British rule and Birth of India as a Republic state. People celebrate this day lot of Zeal and happiness. The president of India raises the national flag on Rajpath in New Delhi. It was followed by 21 guns salute and national anthem.

Many schools distributed sweets to students. The people celebrate sprit of Freedom and forget the difference between such as caste, religion, language and culture.

The constitution was adopted by the Indian constituent assembly on 26 January 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a Democratic government system becoming an Independent Republic

This Essay was written by S. Tarannum – a student of 9th Class of Unique High School Old Malakpet, Hyderabad.