Republic Day in India

Speech on Republic Day

26th January is a day of special significance in the history of India. The Indian Constitution came into force on 26 January 1950. After which every year 26th January is celebrated as Republic Day. On that day the Indian Constitution was enacted by repealing the Indian Act Act and linking the Indian Constitution to the democratic system. Cultural programs have been organized in New Delhi on January 26. In which the flag is hoisted by the President of India. On this day, tricolor is hoisted in schools, colleges and government institutions, rallies are taken out and slogans are raised and brave sons are remembered. Various programs are organized by students in schools.

History of 26 January Republic Day

Every year Republic Day will be celebrated on 26th January 2023, it will be the 74th Republic Day. The purpose of celebrating Republic Day is that the Constitution of our country came into force on 26th January and even before that its history is associated with 26th January.

On December 31, 1930, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru announced complete independence on January 26 at the Congress meeting on the banks of the river Ravi, hence the importance of celebrating Republic Day on this day.

To maintain the importance of this day even after independence, 3 years later on 26 January 1950, the Constitution of India came into force on this day and this day was celebrated as Republic Day.

The Republic Day Parade starts from Vijay Path and continues till India Gate. In which Pakistan Army, Air Force and all three forces saluted the President. And shows skill with her weapons.

A republic means that the head of the country will be created by the constitution and will be elected by the people rather than by heredity, accordingly the President of India is elected by the people rather than by heredity.

Challenges Facing the Country

Corruption- Corruption has been on the rise in the country since independence, the situation is becoming very desperate. People are deprived of basic facilities. Most of the leaders, ministers, government officers, employees who have responsibilities are not doing it honestly. Everyone is eager to earn money in wrong ways. The field of politics associated with public service is a gathering of criminals and corrupt people. The country has not benefited from criminals and corrupt leaders and never will.

Communalism- The Indian constitution kept the country secular so that all citizens of the country are equal, with no discrimination against anyone, but political parties have torn the fabric of it. Political parties pursue the policy of dividing the society into religions and castes in the greed for power. Due to which the differences between different religions and castes are increasing which is a threat to the unity and integrity of the country.

Poor health care – Millions of people have been caught in the lurch due to the rapidly spreading corona epidemic. The government\’s neglect of issues like food, clothing, housing, health, education has resulted in hospitals not even having beds for patients. People are dying from lack of oxygen. People are not getting proper treatment. The basic health infrastructure has been destroyed. The spirit of democracy, people believe in Ram.

Many problems like unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, terrorism, Naxalism, criminalization of politics, neglect of construction sector, farmers not getting proper price of crops etc. will be seen around us. The system of governance has failed to solve the problems.

Every year we get to hear speeches on Independence Day and Republic Day, in which the problems of the country are mentioned and if we pay attention, we will find that these problems are not of today, they have existed in the country for decades. And they have been mentioned in the speeches and essays on Independence Day and Republic Day, but it has not yet been resolved. Speeches are made on Republic Day by leaders, ministers, officers, but when it comes to working for the welfare of the country, society and people, everyone seems to fail. The situation is that after years of being in power, when the governments change, it is found that the country, state, society, panchayat have not progressed but the property of their representatives has definitely increased manifold.

Importance of Republic Day

  • On 26 January 1950, the Indian Constituent Assembly repealed the Government of India Act 1935 and declared India a democratic country.
  • On that day India became an independent country and got the title of a democratic republic.
  • On Republic Day itself, all people got equal rights and fair government.

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