Sunday, 27 January 2013

The birth of a republic

This is not a long post about India's freedom struggle or when & how we got our independence.
We just celebrated our Republic Day on the 26th of Jan. A lot of people (including the Indians themselves) don't really know the difference between 'independence day' & 'republic day'. So here's a tid-bit to get rid of that ignorance or confusion.
  • India was a colony, being ruled by the British, we gained our independence or freedom on August 15, 1947. 
  • However, India did not have a constitution at the time. 
  • The final (hand-written) Hindi & English versions of the constitution were signed & sealed on January 24, 1950.
  • Thereafter, India's constitution came into force on January 26, 1950. That is the day we truly became a republic.

Republic Day celebrations in Delhi. The Republic Day Parade is a grand scale celebration in the capital. It features contingents and displays from the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. The parade also includes vibrant floats from each of the Indian states, showcasing traditional dances & cultural heritage. Where. Rajpath, Delhi. When. 26th Jan, every year.

Happy Republic Day. Jai Hind.

At The Delhi Way we offer TOURS within the city of Delhi & Agra for individuals & small groups. Our tours are a combination of sightseeing, shopping, food & great conversation. These trips can be anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days. 

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