73rd Republic Day of India



Every year on the 26th of January we celebrate Republic Day of India with enthusiasm and enthusiasm. This year we are going to celebrate 73rd Republic Day and it’s a glorious day for us. It commemorates the implementation of India’s national constitution in 1950. The day is a source of national pride for the entire country, hence it is observed as a national holiday. Except for very critical sectors like the police, railways, civil aviation, fire service, and tertiary healthcare, it is prohibited at all schools and universities, as well as most private and governmental offices. It is a day of pride for every citizen of India, so come let’s learn some of the unknown facts about our Republic Day.


What is Republic Day?

Republic Day is one of India’s three national holidays, commemorating the adoption of the Indian constitution on January 26, 1950. Although India gained independence from Britain on August 15, 1947 (which is commemorated as a distinct national holiday), the country was essentially controlled under the colonial Government of India Act of 1935 for the first three years. A constituent assembly, chosen by provincial legislatures shortly after independence was declared, set about creating a constitution to govern the newly independent country.

After more than two years of work, India’s constitution was finished, solidifying the country’s autonomous democratic governance. The formal enactment date of January 26 was chosen as a nod to the Indian National Congress’s Purna Swaraj (full self-rule) proclamation of independence in 1930, which was considered the first tangible step toward independence from Britain. According to the preamble of the 1950 constitution, the country was renamed the Republic of India, a “sovereign socialist secular democratic republic” that “secures all its inhabitant’s justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity.”


History of Republic Day

India gained independence from the British Raj on August 15, 1947, following a period of Indian sovereignty marked by Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent peaceful resistance and popular uprising. The Indian Independence Act 1947, an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament that separated British India into two new sovereign Dominions of the British Commonwealth, granted autonomy. India gained independence as a protected government on August 15, 1947, with George as head of state and Earl Mountbatten as representative general. The nation, on the other hand, did not yet have a permanent constitution, and instead relied on the modified pioneer Government of India Act 1935 for its legislation.

On August 28, 1947, the Drafting Committee, led by Dr. B R Ambedkar, was tasked with drafting a changeless constitution. While India’s Independence Day honours the country’s adaptability in the face of British Rule, Republic Day honours the country’s adoption of its constitution. The commission drafted a constitution, which was presented to the Assembly on November 4, 1947. Before adopting the Constitution, the Assembly convened for 166 days in open sessions over a period of two years, 11 months, and 18 days. On January 24, 1950, the 308 members of the Assembly marked two handwritten replicas of the archive after much thought and a few tweaks. It became effective throughout the country within two days.



Why Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January?

The Constituent Assembly enacted the Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949, and it went into force on January 26, 1950. This was the last step in India’s journey to becoming an independent republic with a democratic government. The date of January 26 was chosen as Republic Day since it was on this day in 1929 that the Indian National Congress (INC) issued the Declaration of Indian Independence. This was in direct opposition to the British’s grant of ‘dominion’ status.


What is the significance of Republic Day?

The new constitution was drafted by the drafting committee under the deanship of Dr. BR Ambedkar after the country gained independence from British domination. On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution went into force, proclaiming India’s independence. The date was chosen because Purna Swaraj, the proclamation of India’s independence from colonial authority, was announced on this day in 1930 by the Indian National Congress. The ethos of an independent and self-governing India is symbolised by Republic Day. Military equipment on display, the national flag, and military equipment are all major emblems of the celebration.

The Indian constitution is a massive document that lays out the processes, authorities, responsibilities, fundamental rights, and guiding principles that govern the Indian government and its population. The Indian Constitution’s guiding concept is “of the people, for the people, and by the people,” which means that authority is vested in the population of India. The empowerment of Indian citizens to choose their own government is commemorated on Republic Day. It is a national holiday that honours the process of the Indian Constitution’s creation.


How is Republic Day celebrated?

Republic Day is a national holiday in India, and it is widely observed and celebrated. It’s a day to commemorate India’s first constitution. The raising of the national flag is a common occurrence in schools and institutions. Across the country, cultural events supporting India’s quest for independence are organised. The President of India hoists the national flag at India Gate in New Delhi. New Delhi’s Rajpath hosts the grandest of parades. The Indian President leads the parade, which is organised by the Ministry of Defence. Apart from showcasing India’s military might, the event also promotes the country’s rich culture. The celebration also pays tribute to the martyrs who have given their lives in the service of their country.

In India, Republic Day is a public holiday that is extensively commemorated and celebrated. It’s the
anniversary of India’s first constitution. In schools and institutions, hoisting the national flag is a routine occurrence. Cultural events supporting India’s desire for independence are held all around the country. At India Gate in New Delhi, the President of India hoists the national flag. The greatest of
parades is held on Rajpath in New Delhi. The parade, which is organised by the Ministry of Defence, is led by the Indian President. The event not only displays India’s military prowess, but also promotes the country’s rich culture. The commemoration also honours those who have died in the service of their nation as martyrs.


Beating Retreat

The Beating Retreat function takes place after the Republic Day celebrations have officially ended. It is led on the night of January 29th, the third in a long time. It is carried out by organisations from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force, which make up the three military wings. The scene is situated on Raisina Hill and Vijay Chowk, a nearby area flanked by the North and South wings of the Rashtrapati Bhavan towards the end of the Rajpath. The President of India, who is escorted by a mounted military unit, is the Chief Guest of the capacity.


How Republic Day is going to be celebrated in 2022?

On this day, both the Prime Minister and the President of India will be present at the Rajpath. The Prime Minister will first lay a wreath at India Gate’s Amar Jawan Jyoti. This is to honour the troops who gave their lives in the service of their nation. The President will then begin the ceremony by raising the Indian national flag. Everyone will sing the National Anthem at this moment, and the military will fire a 21-gun salute.


Who is going to be the Chief Guest for 73rd Republic Day?

On this day, India’s Prime Minister and President will be present at the Rajpath. The Prime Minister will begin by laying a wreath at India Gate’s Amar Jawan Jyoti. This is to honour the troops who have given their lives in the service of their nation. The celebration will thereafter be kicked off by the President raising India’s national flag. Everyone will sing the National Anthem at this moment, and the troops will fire 21 rounds of ammunition.


Beating Retreat Ceremony of 2022

Despite uncertainties over whether the event would take place at all, the Defence Ministry confirmed it on Saturday, adding that it will include a unique composition called “Swarnim Vijay” to honour India’s triumph in the 1971 war. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year’s Republic Day activities will be low-key and scaled back. During the parade on Rajpath, India’s military power and some of the armed services’ cutting-edge equipment, including three T-90 tanks and the BrahMos the missile system will be displayed under rigorous Covid-19 safety requirements.

Indian music dominated the Beating Retreat event, from “Abhiyan” through “Nritya
Sarita” and “Ganga Jamuna.” Last year’s event was attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Force Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, and Navy Chief Admiral Karamvir Singh. Over two dozen melodies were performed by the Army, Navy, Air Force, state police, and Central
Armed Police Force bands. The Christian song “Abide With Me,” a favourite of Mahatma Gandhi’s, received a standing ovation. There was some debate about whether it should be included in the ritual preceding the festivities. With the iconic patriotic anthem ‘Sare Jahan se Acha,’ the celebration will to
an end. The British, American, Canadian, Australian, and Indian military troops are now performing the Beating Retreat.

How to get Republic Day parade
tickets for Republic Day 2022?

Do you want to know how to get to the Republic Day Parade? Between
January 7 and 25, you may purchase tickets for the Republic Day Parade at a
variety of locations. However, you must contact high government officials in
Delhi to obtain VIP credentials. At the ticket desk, you must present an Aadhar
card, a voter ID card, or a passport.


Outlets where Republic Day tickets can be get


  • Shastri
    Bhawan (near Gate 3).
  • Jamnagar
    House (opposite India Gate).
  • Red Fort (inside August 15 Park and
    opposite Jain Temple).
  • Parliament
    House Reception Office, special counter for Members of Parliament.
  • North Block
  • Sena Bhawan
    (Gate 2)
  • Pragati
    Maidan (Gate 1 at Bhairon Road).
  • Jantar Mantar (Main Gate).


Timing for getting a ticket

  • 10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
  • 2- 4.30 p.m.

    Additionally, from the 23rd to the 25th of January, Sena Bhawan will sell tickets till 7:00 p.m. for three days. However, all stores will be closed on January 23rd for the event’s dress rehearsal. Additionally, these locations sell tickets for the Beating Retreat Ceremony (for the Full Dress Rehearsal on January 28). Tickets are available until 3 p.m. on January 28th for this event.


Ticket price for the Republic Day Parade Tickets

  • For unreserved seats – Rs. 20, Rs. 100
  • For Beating Retreat Ceremony Full Dress Rehearsal – Rs. 50, Rs. 20 (all unreserved
  • For Beating Retreat Ceremony Full Dress Rehearsal – Rs. 50, Rs. 20 (all unreserved seats)

Some tips for 73rd Republic Day

  • Tickets for 100 rupees are readily available. However, each ID Card may only purchase two tickets.
  • For Rs. 20 tickets, there is a good supply.
  • The demand for Rs. 500 tickets is really high. However, each ID card may only purchase one ticket. So, if you want to stand in line for this ticket, go early in the morning.
  • It is completely forbidden to carry a video recorder or camera, so do not carry it.
  • When purchasing tickets and at the Republic Day Parade, bring valid picture ID evidence (Aadhar, Voter’s card).
  • Wear warm clothing since R-Day will be chilly.


What are the attractions of the 73rd Republic Day?

  • A procession with 22 floats will take place. There are 15 states and one union territory represented in these floats. There are six government departments as well.
  • On this day, the government will begin the Jal Jeevan Mission. As a result, the government has promised that piped water would be available for consumption by the end of 2024.
  • Captain Tania Shergill will be the parade’s first female support officer for the armed
  • The Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force will kick off the Republic Day celebrations.
  • Several armed forces will do stunts. They include India’s “Daredevils” Border Security Force, the Parachute Regiment, and the Sikh Light Infantry, among others.
  • This year’s flypast will include the Air Force’s latest helicopters. Apache and Chinook are their names.

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