The Republic Day is celebrated all over India on the 26th January every year with much enthusiasm. It is a happy occasion for the young and old since India was declared a sovereign Republic in 1950.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Peoples Republic of India. The day is celebrated in a befitting manner in Delhi. People from all walks of life come to witness the function and share the joy. The police and army are posted to maintain law and order. Represented by the three wings of the forces, the jawans take part as well as N.C.C., A.C.C., B.S.F. and other contingents along with the school children.
The President hoists the National Tri-coloured flag and the national anthem is sung. The president then delivers his message to the nation. The tanks, jeeps, cannons, missile, bombs, are shown in the public.
Many cultural troops also take part in the function which gives us pleasure and joy and states are also represented by sending their cultural troops. Development of agriculture, technology, and other fields are also displayed. The colourful function at the India Gate lasts for about two hours. The roads and the government buildings are illuminated with coloured lights and take a new look. This is public holiday. As such, many thousands from villagers come to see these functions and they can visit other historical places at the same time.
– Ajay Soni