59th republic day
Vibhav Birwatkar | 22 Jan 2008
59th republic day of india
JANUARY 26, 1950 is the one of the most important days in the history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state .In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighter who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the independence of their country . So the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the republic day of India, ever since.
The republic day is celebrated with much enthusiasm all over the country and especially in the capital, New Delhi where the celebrations start with the presidential to the nation. The beginning of the occasion is always a solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs who died for the country in the freedom movement and the succeeding wars for the defence of sovereignty of their country. Then, the president comes forward to award the medals of bravery to the people from the armed forces for their exceptional courage in the field and also the civilians, who have distinguished themselves by their different acts of valor in different situation.
To mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capital, from the Raj Ghat, along the Vijay Path. The different regiments of the army, the navy ad the air-force march past in all their finery and official decorations even the horses of the cavalry are attractively caparisoned to suit the occasion. The crème of NCC cadets, selected from all over the country consider it an honor to participate in this event, as do the school children from various schools in the capital. They spend many days preparing for the event and no expense is spared to see that every detail is taken care of from their practice for the drills , the essential props and their uniforms .
The parade is followed by a pageant of spectacular displays from the different states of the country. These moving exhibits depict scenes of activities of people in those states and the music and songs of that particulars state accompany each display. Each display brings out the diversity and richness of the culture of India and the whole show lends a festive air to the occasion .The parade and the ensuing pageantry is telecast by the national television and its watched by millions of viewers in every corner of the country.The patriotic fervor of the people on this brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Every part of the country is represented in occasion, which makes the republic day the most popular of all the national holidays of India.