73rd Republic Day 2022: Read Why and How this Day is Celebrated

Safalta Expert Published by: Kirti Singh Updated Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:46 AM IST

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Do you want to know why our country celebrates 26 January as Republic Day every year and how it is celebrated? If yes then read this complete article

Every year on January 26th, India celebrates its Republic Day. The country will commemorate its 73rd Republic Day in 2022. While India obtained independence from the British Raj in 1947, the Indian Constitution did not take effect until January 26, 1950, making it a sovereign state and designating it a republic. The Constitution's Drafting Committee was led by Dr. BR Ambedkar. Additionally, India commemorates Constitution Day every year on November 26th, as the Constituent Assembly of India enacted the Indian Constitution on that date in 1949.

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Let us remind you that India's Republic Day is commemorated by a 21-gun salute and the President of India unfurling the Indian National Flag. We know that India gained independence from British domination on August 15, 1947 and that on January 26, 1950, it established the Constitution, declaring itself a sovereign, democratic, and republic state. Every year, the 26th of January is commemorated with great pride and joy across the country.


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India's laws were still based on the colonial Government of India Act 1935 when it gained independence on August 15, 1947. On August 19, 1947, a motion was introduced calling for the formation of a Drafting Committee to develop a constitution. Dr. BR Ambedkar was chosen to serve as the organization's chairman. India's Constitution took effect on January 26, 1950, replacing the Government of India Act (1935). On January 26, India became a republic by adopting its own Constitution. Dr. Rajendra Prasad began his first tenure as President of India on that day, and the Constituent Assembly was renamed the Parliament of India.
The Indian National Congress (INC) declared "Purna Swaraj," or complete self-rule, on January 26, 1930, long before India gained independence from British rule on August 15, 1947. India was still governed under the Government of India Act 1935 when it became independent on August 15, 1947. It was only after the passage of the Constitution on January 26, 1950, that it became a republic and fully self-governing.


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