Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 every year to remember the day when the Constitution of India came into effect after India gained independence after a very long freedom struggle. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and was recognised as the Republic Day of India. Ever since the historic day, January 26 is celebrated with festivities and patriotic fervor all around the country.
The celebrations inaugurate with a grand parade is held in the capital, New Delhi, from Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (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 a series of magnificent parades by Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, police, and paramilitary forces. All the states of India showcase their culture, uniqueness by building beautiful tableaus.
MyGov is hosting various online activities to celebrate our 71st Republic Day