Jan 25, 2016

10 Facts You Must Know About Republic Day Celebration As A Citizen Of India!!!

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Yes, it’s been 67 year since we are celebrating Republic day and it’s a shame for us as a citizen of this country if we don’t know these facts about this special day.

1. First Republic Day Parade was on 26th January 1950 and was held at Red Fort, old Delhi. From 1955 that parade was moved to Rajpath

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2. Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru addressed the nation on the eve of first Republic day on radio

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3. Republic day actually last for 3 days and the last day is conducted on 29th January

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4. The name Royal Air Force became Indian Air Force on this day

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5. The lion head from Ashoka Pillar was taken as national emblem on the same day

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6. Peacock was declared our national bird on Republic day of 1963

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7. Indonesian President Sukarno was the first chief guest at the republic day parade in 1950

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8. In 2014, the commentary was made in sign language for those who hearing impaired people

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9. The constitution came into existence and circulated at 10:18 am on 26th January 1950

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10. On this day Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected as as first president of India

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Happy Republic Day!!! Write down your thoughts below in the comment section below!!!

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