Republic Day 2022: Significance, History and Other Important Facts You Need to Know
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Republic Day 2022: As the country rejoices in the patriotic and invigorating 73rd Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2022, let us commemorate the events that led to the formation and enactment of the Indian constitution, which is regarded as the longest one in the world.

Republic Day: History

Despite gaining independence from British rule in 1947, India had still not gained the identity of a sovereign, secular socialist and democratic republic. It is noteworthy that the first session to draft the constitution of India was held on December 9, 1946. The Indian Constituent Assembly spent 2 years, 11 months and 17 days in completely drafting the constitution. Thereafter, the final session for the same was held on November 26, 1949, after which the Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly.

Thus, Constitution Day is observed in India on November 26 every year. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar played a pivotal role in drafting the constitution of India and had also essayed the role of the head of the drafting committee. Hence, he gained the title of the 'Father of Indian Constitution'.

Republic Day: Significance

The celebration of Republic Day on January 26 every year in India marks the adoption of the Indian constitution and replacement of the British Colonial Government of India Act (1935). In addition to this, the Preamble of the Constitution of India, which underscores its key principles and objectives came into effect. The Constitution lays emphasis on fundamental rights which apply to all citizens of the country, regardless of their political inclination and beliefs. In addition to this, it also mentions some of the fundamental duties that the citizens of the country should abide by.

Republic Day 2022 celebrations

The National Capital Delhi, like every other year, was decked up for the annual parade which began from Rajpath and ended at India Gate. The main attraction of this year was the celebration of 'Parakram Diwas', organised to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

Republic Day FAQs:

Here are some frequently asked questions about Republic day and its answers that you must know while appearing for competitive examinations.

Q1. Who takes the salute on Republic Day at Rajpath in New Delhi?

Ans. President of India

Q2. Who was the President of India on the first Republic Day?

Ans. Dr Rajendra Prasad
Q3. Who unfurls the Indian flag in the state capitals on Republic Day?

Ans. Governor
Q4. Who designed the Indian National flag?

Ans. Pingali Venkayya
Q5. When is the Indian constitution day observed?

Ans. November 26