Republic Day 2009
The Indian Republic Day is a national holiday to mark the acceptance of the Constitution of India from the British on January 26th, 1950. India has three national holidays and they are 15th August 1947 Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi Birthday) on 2nd October and Republic Day on 26th January.
Celebration of Republic Day 2009
Republic Day is celebrated in all parts of the India and to it makes more important occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the Indian capital of New Delhi in the morning. The tickets for republic are also easy available on the Internet. The various regiments of the Army like the Air Force and the Navy take part in the grand parade. The President of India gets salute from every Army chief. Special guests are also invited like Prime Minister / President of other country. The parade on Republic Day shows the vibrant displays by Indian Air Force fighter planes.
Celebrations are also held in every Indian state capitals or town or village. In the state capital, the governor unfurls the Indian national flag and also chief minister of that particular state participate. In case, if governor could take part due to some unavoidable circumstances the Chief Minister unfurls the India flag. Just like in West Bengal, Governor Mr. Gandhi could not take part then chief Minister of West Bengal Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya will do the task of Governor.
National Song of India use to plat and to respect the National Song of "Jana Gana Mana" all use to stand and repeat the words. National Song is composed by the great Rabindra Nath Tagore and then it is adopted on 24th January 1950 by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India. It reads like this:
Republic Day 2009 Blog posting by Varun Gupta