26th January is the auspicious date on which Republic day is celebrated in India. Republic day celebration in our nation is the grand affair, which is celebrated by every Indian with a great enthusiasm. There is national holiday on the Republic day in India.
Though, people watch the Republic day celebration on the TV, but all of them don't know the significance behind the celebration of this day. Republic day is just not mean the holiday while there are some hidden facts about its celebration, that we all must know.
1) The most popular tune 'Abide with me', a Christian hymn, which was said to be the favourite tune of Mahatma Gandhi is played on the Republic day.
2) On the Republic day, there are ceremonial performances of the band. Actually this ceremonial performances of the bands were started by the defense forces in the early 1950s by a major Robert of Indian army.
3) On 29th January, the 'Beating Retreat' ceremony is held at Vijay Chowk where bands of Indian army, Indian air force and Indian navy perform. This ceremony marks the end of all Republic day celebration in the country.
4) The bravery awards' Veer Chakra, Param Veer Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Ashoka Chakra are given to the deserving candidates on the republic day. Particularly this day is chosen to give the awards.
5) When the President of India unfurls the national flag, the salute is given. The salute is the firing of arms and canons as a naval and military mark of honour by the 21 gun salute.
6) Amar Jawan Jyoti is a symbolic place to remember every single Jawaan who lost his/her life for the nation. On the Republic day, the Prime Minister places a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti as a mark of respect to the thousands of soldiers of the country who had died fighting for the Indian independence.
7) As every one of us knows that on 26th January, Indian constitution came into the force, while it was made quite earlier. Actually, the date was chosen by our leaders in order to honour the memory of 'Declaration of independence of 1930' by British rule.