5 Facts About Republic Day That Every Indian Must Know

Nothing makes an Indian stand up and smile with more pride than to see the Indian flag waving high on 26th January, the day India was declared a republic back in 1950. We all know this fact, but there are a lot of other interesting facts about the Republic Day that most of you may not know of!

Here are the top 5 facts about the Republic Day that every Indian must be aware of:

1.      January 26, 1930 was earlier celebrated as India’s Independence Day or Purna Swaraj Day. It’s the day India decided to fight for complete freedom.

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2. After we achieved Independence on August 15 in 1947, our leaders wanted January 26 to be remembered in history as well. Therefore, the day was made to coincide with the day of Swaraj.


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3. Republic Day Celebrations are a 3-day long affair. The celebrations end on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony.

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4.It took Dr. B.R.Ambedkar 2 years 11 months and 18 days to draft the Indian Constitution.

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5.India has the longest written Constitution in the world, incorporating 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 97 Amendments.

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Celebrate this historic day by watching the Republic Day parade Live on dittoTV.

Happy Republic Day!