On 26th of January every year India celebrates its Republic Day. It is one of the national holidays of India and regarded as the most important day in the Indian history as it was on this day in 1950 the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. It is celebrated with much enthusiasm throughout the country to commemorate the event. In New Delhi, the celebrations start with the solemn reminder of the sacrifice of the martyrs. The patriotic fervor of the people on this day brings the whole country together even in her essential diversity. Every part of the country is represented in occasion, which makes the Republic Day the most popular of all the national holidays of India.
The Colorful parades and drills are organized where children from various schools and institutions takes part. The parade and pageants are broadcasted on the National Television throughout the country.. The most popular of all the national holidays of India, children love to see the air tricks performed by the practiced pilots that shower the tricolors of the Indian flag. The parade also includes the latest weapons of the Indian security forces instilling confidence in the people of the protection offered to them and inspires them with the patriotic feelings. The displays from all the states are meant to promote the feeling of familiarity, brotherhood and unity among the people of this vast country. Cultural functions are held in different parts of India to mark the occasion. In true sense sRepublic Day is the celebration of India's sovereignty and freedom.
Code of Conduct
Being a national symbol it is respected by every Indian . There are certain dos and don'ts laid down for common people regarding Indian flag
* When the National Flag is raised the saffron color band should be at the top.
* No flag or emblem should be placed either above the National Flag or to its right.
* All other flags to be placed to the left of the National Flag if they are hung in a line.
* When the National Flag is carried in a procession or parade, it shall be on the marching right or in front of the center of the line, if there is a line of other flags.
* Normally the National Flag should be flown over important government buildings like the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court of India, the High Courts, the Secretariats, the Commissioners' office etc.
* The National Flag or any imitation of it must not be used for purpose of trade, business, or profession.
* The National Flag should always be taken down in the evening at sunset.
Some Interesting Facts
* The Indian flag was hoisted on the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.
* Madam Bhikaji Rustom Cama was the first person to hoist Indian flag on foreign soil on 22nd August 1907 in Stuttgrat, Germany.
* The Indian National Flag flew to space in 1984 when Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma went to the space. The flag was attached as a medallion on the space suit of Rakesh Sharma..