India became free in 1947. But on January 26, 1950 India breathed in the republican atmosphere. The Indian Constitution came into effect from that day. Since then this Day is celebrated as the Republic Day. This year India celebrated its 59th Republic Day.
New Delhi, the capital of our country, is the main centre of the Republic Day celebrations. A special parade is held on this day. The people gather at Raj path to see the ceremony. Republic Day is celebrated all over India with great pomp and fanfare. This year India displayed its latest weapons, produced in the country, in the parade.
To celebrate the Republic Day with big pomp and show, extra security arrangements are made.
A procession starts from Vijay Chowk. The President of India takes the salute from the Jawans of Army, Navy and Air-force. There is a display of marching units of bands, tanks and big guns. They are followed by Jhankis from all the states. Every state displays its tableau on this day and at the end, best tableau is awarded. There is a colourful fly past of aeroplanes. At night some important buildings are illuminated.
We should take an oath that we shall do our best for the welfare and peace of our beloved country. We should swear to serve our country with devotion. In the prosperity of our country, alone, lies our glorious future.