Why Republic Day is celebrated specifically on January 26

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26-01-2024

    Republic Day and Purna Swaraj are interconnected

    The first declaration of Purna Swaraj was held on January 26, 1930

    Date for Republic Day celebration honours this date

Today is January 26. It is celebrated as Republic Day. It signifies the adoption of the Indian Constitution, declaring India as a republic. 

However, why was January 26 specifically chosen to celebrate Republic Day?  

Well, it has a historical significance. It was on this day in the year 1930 that the Indian National Congress declared Purna Swaraj or complete freedom. Mahatma Gandhi ji was the leader of the Congress then. The day is known as Purna Swaraj Day.  

In simple terms, the date was handpicked in order to honour the Purna Swaraj Day or the call for complete independence. 

Salient features of our Constitution

Here are some of the salient features of the Indian Constitution: 

  1. It is the lengthiest written constitution
  2. Parliamentary form of government 
  3. The judiciary is independent 
  4. Single citizenship 
  5. Federal system 
  6. Rigidity and flexibility 
  7. Emergency provision 

Preamble

The Preamble to the Indian Constitution is a statement that talks about the philosophy, objective, and the source. It is needless to say that the source is the people. It reads thus: 

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

Why Republic Day is celebrated specifically on January 26

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    Republic Day and Purna Swaraj are interconnected

    The first declaration of Purna Swaraj was held on January 26, 1930

    Date for Republic Day celebration honours this date

Today is January 26. It is celebrated as Republic Day. It signifies the adoption of the Indian Constitution, declaring India as a republic. 

However, why was January 26 specifically chosen to celebrate Republic Day?  

Well, it has a historical significance. It was on this day in the year 1930 that the Indian National Congress declared Purna Swaraj or complete freedom. Mahatma Gandhi ji was the leader of the Congress then. The day is known as Purna Swaraj Day.  

In simple terms, the date was handpicked in order to honour the Purna Swaraj Day or the call for complete independence. 

Salient features of our Constitution

Here are some of the salient features of the Indian Constitution: 

  1. It is the lengthiest written constitution
  2. Parliamentary form of government 
  3. The judiciary is independent 
  4. Single citizenship 
  5. Federal system 
  6. Rigidity and flexibility 
  7. Emergency provision 

Preamble

The Preamble to the Indian Constitution is a statement that talks about the philosophy, objective, and the source. It is needless to say that the source is the people. It reads thus: 

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens:

JUSTICE, social, economic and political;

LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all

FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation;

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

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