Our, Republic Day has become an official ritual as of the three national holidays as 'festivals' by organising main official celebrations is held in the capital New Delhi by flag hoisting by the President and a parade. Ritualistic celebrations are also held in every state capital, where the Governor of the state unfurls the national flag.
There is a serious need to build our nation a true republic by mulling over afresh the meaning of republic. "A republic is a form of government in which the country is considered a 'public matter,' not the private concern or property of the rulers, and where offices of state are subsequently directly or indirectly elected or appointed rather than inherited. In modern times, a common simplified definition of a republic is a government where the head of state is not a monarch. Currently, 135 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names' informs Wikipedia.
Here is my acrostic on REPUBLIC to revisit its meaning and making India a true republic.
R: Regime that is
E: Elected democratically by
P: Popular vote to form the government to
U: Undertake public affairs to make governance
B:'By the people for the people’ work with
L: Legitimacy for political decisions and powers coming from the elected representatives and never
I: Inherited, it is more like
C: Civic humanism and social welfare collectivism within a constitutional framework