26 January – India’s 72nd Republic Day
It’s India’s 72nd Republic Day. Time to look back at the events that surrounded this momentous day on 26th January 1950. India became a Republic nearly three years after attaining complete freedom from the British. The task of writing the Indian Constitution was entrusted to a team headed by Dr B R Ambedkar. Interestingly, there are two handwritten copies of the Indian Constitution, that is said to be the longest in the world. Ever since 1950, all across the country, Republic Day is celebrated with flag hoisting, march pasts, parades, tableaux, etc., that showcase India’s military prowess and the country’s rich cultural heritage. Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi culminate with the Beating the Retreat Ceremony on 29th January.
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