26th January is celebrated as Republic Day all over India every year. It was on this day in 1950 that our country became a Democratic Republic. India had a Constitution of her own. Republic Day is celebrated at India Gate in New Delhi. People come from many parts of the country to see the celebrations. The President comes to India Gate. He takes salute from the soldiers of Army, Navy and Air force. Tanks, guns and many other weapons of the armed forces are displayed. Tableaus and dancing troupes from different States pass through Raj Path. It is the most beautiful part of the celebrations. Boys and girls of different schools also take part in the procession. The parade ends at the Red Fort. In the end, there is a colourful fly past by the aeroplanes of the Indian Air Force. At night all government buildings are illuminated.