The Indian Constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949, but was brought into effect on January 26, 1950, as it marks the 20th century of “ Poorna Swaraj” complete independence from the British.
India enforced its Constitution and became a Republic on 26th January 1950. This is the day on which every Indian heart fills up with patriotic fervor and immense love for the motherland. Its the day when the Indian Tricolour was first unfurled in January 1930 at Lahore, by Pt Jawarharlal Nehru, and the declaration of an Independent Indian National Congress was made. On that day began Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s first term of office as Parliament of the Indian Union.
India is the world’s largest democracy, and it’s serious about its constitution. The country goes all out to celebrate its remarkable achievement in self-governing each Republic Day.
Parade- Stealing The Show
The biggest focus is on New Delhi’s impressive annual military and cultural parade that steals the show. One can see participants from the Indian, Air Force, Navy. The Republic Day Parade commences with the arrival of the President Of India escorted by a pose of bodyguards on horses. Even the Prime Minister of India lays a festoon at the New War Memorial near India Gate to pay homage to personalities who lost their lives in war.
The first republic was a parade at Irwon Amphitheatre in 1950, the soldiers line near Old Fort the Purana Qila.
The Chief Guest In India’s Republic Day
The visit of Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade is to a state visit by any foreign high dignitary, it is the highest honor that India accords to a guest in protocol terms. Here the guest is given the ceremonial guard of honor at Rashtrapathi Bhavan. The centerpiece of the occasion is when the Chief Guest accompanies the President of India, flanked by the horse-mounted President’s Bodyguards towards the Rajpath where the President reviews the Republic Day Parade.
The main reason behind inviting a foreign leader is to boost India’s relationship with the country concerned. The Chief Guest Chosen for India’s Republic Day which includes a simple way with Army band.
Republic day 2021- Who is the Chief Guest and The time of Flag hoisting and other details.
This year 2021 India will celebrate its 72nd Republic day, with no chief guest this year, making it a Republic Day parade without a chief guest. Initially, British PM Boris Johnson was invited to come to India. However, he was forced to cancel his visit due to the outbreak of a new Covid strain in the UK. Apart from this year, India didn’t have a chief guest for the parade in 1952,1953, and 1966.
Time For Flag Hoist- The flag hoisting ceremony will be held at 8 am on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
How many Spectators allowed?
This year the spectators are reduced 25000 compared to the previous years as it was 150,000. At the same time, the number of media persons is cut short from 300 to 200. Children under the age of 15 are restricted to attend the ceremony.
Covid-19 safety norms will be strictly in place throughout the event.
A military band from Bangladesh Army will also take part in the parade. This year, Bangladesh is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Independence. The young Union Territory of Ladakh is all set to make its debut in the extravaganza.
“You must be the change you want to see in the World.” Mahatma Gandhi.