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The Significance of 26th January- The Republic Day of Sovereign India


The Significance of 26th January- The Republic Day of Sovereign India

  • By Rohit
  • Jan 22, 2020

Tricolor waving at offices, schools and all government & private institutions, small hands holding the small piece of national flags with a big smile on the face means that it's something special for India. Yes! On the 26th day of the new year, the time when we are about to enter the second month, this proud moment comes annually. You understood right! I am talking about the Republic Day of Sovereign India. It is the national festival that represents the unity of India. India Republic Day is the occasion when people from different states, regions, castes, and creeds bring together to celebrate the day.

If you want to have a real picture of unity and diversity of India, then there is no other date than 26 January; yes, it's the republic day of India!

What's Special in India Republic Day 2020?

India Republic Day celebration is followed by different practices like flag hoisting, exhibitions, parades, patriotic songs, games, awards and many more activities fully denoting patriotism.

New Delhi, Sovereign India's capital city has something more specific with the republic day. Social events and large parade highlighting the cultural diversity of different states are the centerpieces of attractions.


26 January is a national holiday, and a dry day in India where the alcohol sale is not allowed.

List of Tableau Proposals Selected for Republic Day 2020

Among 56 proposals for tableau, India's Defense ministry opted 22 from them. Here is the list:

  • Department for promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
  • Department for Drinking Water and sanitation
  • Department for financial services
  • NDRF, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • CPWD, Ministry of Home Affairs
  • CPWD, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
  • Ministry of Shipping
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Chhatisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Karnataka
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Meghalaya
  • Odisha
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamilnadu
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh

So, proud Indians Hold your hearts and get ready once again to see through the cultural heritage, specialties, and achievements of different states of India on 26 January 2020.

Some Common FAQ's Related to Republic Day Celebration

What is Republic Day in India?

Republic Day is a national holiday that is celebrated throughout India on 26 January.

Why Republic Day is Celebrated?

The republic day is celebrated as a mark of India's democracy. On this very day in the year 1950, the constitution of India was taken into practice.

What is the story of Republic Day?

The constitution of the biggest democracy was taken into practice on 26 January 1950. This date, earlier before the Independence of India in 1929, was decided by Indian National Congress as the day of complete Indian Independence.

Who takes military salute on Republic Day?

The President of India, who is also the commander in chief of India's all armed forces. On republic day 2020, current president Sri Ramnath Kovind will be taking this charge.

Are mobile phones allowed in the India Republic Day Parade?

No. Even you can't carry cameras or other electronic devices like car keys, remotes, etc.

What is the time of the hoisting the flag on Republic Day?

The time to hoist the national flag on republic day is between 7-8 AM.

Who is the Chief Guest of India Republic Day 2020?

Mr. Jair Bolsonaro, The President of Brazil

Did You Know?

"In starting the constitution of India had 397 articles and 12 schedules. Till now, there have been around 100 amendments, and currently, it consists of 448 articles divided into 25 parts, and 12 schedules. This signifies it as the largest constitution in the world, claiming India as the world's largest democracy."

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