Celebrating 70 years to Democracy – 26 January, 2019
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Sare Jahan se accha hindustan humara, hum bulbule hai iske, ye gulistan humara
India is going to celebrate its 70th Republic day on 26th January 2019. It is a day to remember as India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent nation. 26 January is chosen as date as it was the Anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930.
Republic means the constitution gave India’s citizens the power to govern themselves by choosing their own government. People have the right to elect their representatives. Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervor across India. The day represents the true color of independent India. A spectacular and vibrant parade is held in New Delhi where India’s prime minister lays wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, to remember soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. A foreign head of state is the president’s chief guest on Republic Day.
This year, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest at the event. Awards and medals of bravery are given to the people from the armed forces and to civilians. Tableaux from various states and central government departments on developmental, cultural and historical themes showcased in Republic Day parade. Three wings of defence, Army, Navy and Air Force displayes their defence equipments which represents India as a strong nation.