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India’s celebration 73rd Republic Day

Written by Subhash Krishnan

A nation united by national consciousness can be called a ‘Nation’. All modern nations want to be known as a nation. National consciousness has a great deal of influence in determining the course of modern history. National consciousness has been a decisive factor in the economic and military progress of many nations. India’s glory lies in the fact that every youth who is destined for tomorrow will grow up to be patriotic.

India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day today as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of independence. The Republic Day parade this year is showcasing India’s military might, cultural diversity and many unique initiatives to mark the celebration of the 75th year of independence. The grand Republic Day parade started at 10:30am today amid foggy weather. As per tradition, the national flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute, presented by Ceremonial Battery of 871 Field Regiment.
With the parade taking place under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic yet again, strict guidelines have been imposed for those attending. Those attending must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and children below 15 years of age will not be allowed to attend the function. Visitors must carry proof of vaccination and must adhere to all Covid-protocols, such as wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.
India has a history of centuries of occupation and resistance. A history of long rule and oppression from the Turks and Mughals to the British. It was rewritten by the martyrize of millions of heroes after long struggles, and India or the Republic of India emerged as the largest democracy in the world with people-centered centers of power. The restoration of the integrity of India, which had been divided into 544 princely states in the history of the world, came into being reality on January 26, 1950 with the enactment of our Constitution. What differentiates the concept of a nation from a mere 3.28 million square kilometers of land is its system of governance, which is its life and soul, while India, the melting pot of diversity, embraces the strong ideas of the Indian Constitution.
The best constitution ever written. Formed on December 9, 1946, the Constituent Assembly made the Constitution such an acceptable document.Birth of a Democratic Nation The democratically elected committee on constitution-making achieved its goal. Out of a total of 389 delegates, 292 represented the British Indian Provinces and 93 the Native States. The best example of the successful representation of the country’s diversity by democratically elected representatives is the people wholeheartedly embracing it. Known as the spirit of the greatest written constitution in the world, its introduction. Knowing this should be considered as the responsibility of every Indian citizen.
‘We, the people of India, and the dignity of the individual and the nation are committed to shaping India as a sovereign, egalitarian, secular, democratic and republic and to ensure that all citizens of India enjoy social, economic and political justice, freedom of thought, expression, faith, devotion and worship, equality in status and opportunity. On this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, in our Constituent Assembly, with the determination to foster a brotherhood that guarantees unity and integrity to all, this Constitution is ratified, legislated and submitted to ourselves’. If Independence Day is a day to refresh our memory of freedom fighters and heroic warriors, then Republic Day is a day to highlight the strength and glory of the nation. From this year onwards, January 23 is Parakram Day and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti. Republic day will be celebrated from January 23 to January 29.

The country will celebrate Heroes’ Day in memory of the warriors who sacrificed their lives for the country. The Prime Minister of the country will pay homage to them at the Amarjawan Jyoti at India Gate. The Republic Day Parade on Rajpath on January 26 is a platform to proclaim India’s military strength, scientific and social development, unity and diversity. Foreign delegates, other heads of state and the people of India will witness it. The NCC cadets across the country will line up for the PM’s rally on January 28 with a variety of events. The celebrations are held in the state capitals in a similar fashion. The celebrations will conclude with a Beating Retreat on the 29th at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The main purpose behind all these celebrations is to inculcate national consciousness and patriotism.
Nationalism or national consciousness is a unique emotional state that combines the characteristics of loyalty and solidarity formed with the people of a nation. Nationalism can be considered as a unique sentiment of the people of the country. A nation united by national consciousness can be called a ‘Nation’. All modern nations want to be known as a nation. National consciousness has a great deal of influence in determining the course of modern history. National consciousness has been a decisive factor in the economic and military progress of many nations. India’s glory lies in the fact that every youth who is destined for tomorrow will grow up to be patriotic.
With each Republic Day, we are strengthening and strengthening our nation.

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