Why do we celebrate our republic day on 26th January?

Why do we celebrate our republic day on 26th January?

The date 26th January represents the remarkable day in India’s freedom struggle.

On this day in the year 1930  the  tri color flag was hoisted with pride and anger  by our freedom fighters publicly.

The thought of  ‘ independent India’  which was burning in the mind of all the Indian’s were converged together as a single thought on this day.

This clear thought that ‘India would be a free country ‘    though was headed by Gandhiji but was vigorously believed and forced by  the then young patriots like Mr.Nehru and Mr.Subash Chandra Bose along with many other leaders.

First Gandhiji’s idea of  call for the British to grant dominion status to India was not accepted by Mr.Nehru and Netaji,

While they both demanded “complete national independence” – PURNA SWARAJ

Which was not agreed by Gandhiji .

Yet latter due to British’s denial of reforms and political rights, Gandhiji and all other leaders unified with the idea of  ‘Purna swaraj’

The flag adopted in 1931

“The British government in India has not only deprived the Indian people of their freedom but has based itself on the exploitation of the masses, and has ruined India economically, politically, culturally and spiritually….Therefore…India must sever the British connection and attain Purna Swaraj or complete independence.”  states  –  Indian declaration of independence,  drafted by MAHATHMA GANDHI

The Declaration of Independence was officially promulgated on January 26, 1930.

Veteran  leaders such as

Netaji Subash chandra bose


Shri Jawaharlal Nehru

Shri BalgangadharTilak

Bal Gangadhar Tilak,

Sri Aurobindo


Sri Bipin chandra

Bipin Chandra Pal

had advocated explicit Indian independence from the British Empire.

After the british  officialy left India during 1947 ,  the new Constitution of India, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on January 26, 1950, to commemorate the 1930 declaration.

On that day in 1950, India became a republic.

So we  celebrate our republic day on January 26 – commemorating the sacrifices of Indians during the struggle for freedom and  also honoring our military,air and naval forces, prominent achievers of society.


19 thoughts on “Why do we celebrate our republic day on 26th January?

  1. A very nice blog explaining why we celebrate the republic day.
    “Purna swaraj”…. lets celebrate it and lets pay respect to the scarifies of invaluable lives !!!

  2. ranjith says:

    it was excellent.. it is very useful to me coz there was a question asked to me in my personal interview…


  3. nisa says:

    iam working as a teacher in a school i have to give lecture on 26th in my school why we r celebrating indipendence day than k for this

  4. Sukhdev Singh says:

    Jisne Bharat ko republic day celibate karne ka gaurav dilaya uska aapne thoda sa b jiker nhi kiya.

  5. gopal says:

    Every one must celebrate republic day and give respect to our nation &also give respect to honourble people. Youth are ready to change this countr.youth are most important to this country. I salute my india proudly.

  6. This is a beautiful tribute to the people of India and to those who sacrificed so much to return India to their own people. It surely seems history has proven its point –the aggressors are just that–my country, the USA, certainly has NOT added to civilization but has detracted from the Native American people…and now is destroying Mother Earth…and hurting so many others in their pursuit of oil. History continues to repeat itself. Thank the Universe of LOVE for the courage of your people!

    • thank u i personally respect all the great leaders who worked for our struggle for freedom 🙂
      what u said abt native American issue is true and i agree… but yet i admire some qualities of your country (USA ) as well, like the respect your people give to freedom,basic laws, over all growth,self values … which my country ( India ) lacks these days … actually in a way my country is walking backwards from its freedom and values in some issues .. its a sad state of affairs.. once we fought for our freedom from external force ( British rule) now we are tangled by our own issues, caused by our own irresponsible behavior.
      anyways i am an optimist 🙂 so think things will change in time… as you said history will repeat it self

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