Republic day

The Republic day is celebrated with much enthusiasm all over the country and especially in the capita, New Delhi.
26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state.  So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday ad has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.


To mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in the capita, New Delhi. Before the Parade starts, the Prime Minister of India lays a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyothi at india Gate commemorating all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.  The President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, then arrives in his motorcade, escorted by his bodyguards.  The President presides over the function.  Soon afterward, a 21 gun salute is presented, the President unfurls the tri-colour National Flag, and the National Anthem is played.
Then the bravery award ceremony follows where the President awards the medals to the people both the soldiers and the civilians for their exceptional courage and acts of valor.
An annual grand parade from Raj Ghat along the Vijay Path is the pride of every Indian heart, where all the regiments of the army, the Navy and the Air force march past in all their finery and official decorations including the horses of the cavalry.  The different regiments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations, saluting the President of India as they pass.  The Indian Military parade its latest acquisitions such as tanks, missiles, radars, etc.
There are drills by schoolchildren, a pageant of spectacular regional displays exhibiting lifestyle, music, and songs of that particular state giving the occasion a festive air.  The most popular of all the national holidays of India, children love to see the air tricks performed by the practiced pilots that shower the tricolours of the Indian flag.  The parade also includes the latest weapons of the Indian security forces instilling confidence in the people of the protection offered to them and inspires them with the patriotic feelings. The displays from all the states are meant to promote the feeling of familiarity, brotherhood, and unity among the people of this vast country.  Celebrations, though on a much smaller scale, are also held in state capitals, where the governor of the state unfurls the national flag.