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Republic Day 2023
India observes Republic Day as a national holiday to commemorate the 26th of January 1950, the day the Indian Constitution went into effect it replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the country’s governing law, transforming India into a republic distinct from the British Raj. On January 26, 2023, India will commemorate its 74th Republic Day 2023.
The constitution was approved by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and it became operative on January 26, 1950. The Indian National Congress issued the Declaration of Indian Independence on January 26, 1930, hence that day was chosen as Republic Day.
Republic Day 2023 Celebration
The Republic Day 2023 Celebration highlight is the sizable parade that features cultural, historical, and military performances and is held in the capital city of New Delhi. Prior to the march, the Prime Minister pays tribute to the fallen troops by placing a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, an arched war memorial.
There are still a few smaller parades, cultural activities, community celebrations, and private parties taking place across the country, even if the majority of businesses, schools, and government buildings are closed. On January 29, the festivities come to a formal close with the Beating Retreat Ceremony in New Delhi, where bands from the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force perform.
Republic Day 2023 Theme
Republic Day 2023 Theme: This year’s Republic Day festivities will represent the ideals of Jan Bhagidari, according to Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramane.
Republic Day 2023 Chief Guest
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt, will attend the celebrations of India’s Republic Day Chief Guest 2023. The Arab Republic of Egypt will take part in India’s Republic Day celebrations for the first time this year. A renowned diplomat is invited each year to take part in the magnificent India Republic Day ceremony.
Republic Day Parade 2023
On the Kartavya Path, formerly known as Rajpath, Republic Day 2023 parade will start. There will be a number of military and cultural parades performed. The Republic Day Parade 2023 will also be shown on television so that millions of people can view it at home. On January 26, 2023, the general public can view the Republic Day 2023 Parade on the Kartavya Path.
Republic Day 2023 Event List
Military Tattoo and Tribal Dance Festival
The first day of Parakram Diwas will be dedicated to celebrating Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s 126th birthday. The military tattoo and the tribal dance festival Aadi-Shaurya-Parv Parakram ka will be held to commemorate it. The event is placed on January 23 and 24, 2023, at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Defense together organised this event. The Indian Coast Guard’s coordination agency is also involved. There will be 10 military tattoos as well as 20 tribal dance performances.
Vande Bharatam 2.0
The Vande Bharatam dance was presented by the Ministry of Culture as a part of Republic Day 2023. The seven zonal cultural centres conducted earlier competitions from which the dancers were chosen. The panel selected 503 dancers to participate in the major cultural spectacle during the Republic Day parade. The theme for this event is ‘Nari Shakti.’
Veer Gatha 2.0
Veer Gatha was one of the initiatives that were introduced at Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav. It was a special initiative designed to educate kids about the sacrifices made by the armed services.
There is a selection process that determines Super-25 champions in the contests that were reviewed. On January 25, 2023, they will receive congratulations and take part in the Republic Days parade.
The Jan bhagidari theme will be presented at the Gyan Path in Red Fort, New Delhi, by the Ministry of Tourism. The shows will go on from January 26th to January 31, 2023. Military bands, cultural displays, all-Indian food courts, and bazaars selling homemade handicrafts will all take part in it.
Republic Day History
On August 15, 1947, India declared its independence from the British Raj due to the Indian Independence Movement. The Indian Independence Act of 1947, an Act of the British Parliament, split British India into two new independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth (later Commonwealth of Nations). India adopted a constitutional monarchy on August 15, 1947, with George VI as the nation’s head of state and Earl Mountbatten as governor-general.
However, the country did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead, its judicial system was based on a modified version of the colonial Government of India Act of 1935. On August 29, 1947, a motion was put out to create the Drafting Committee, with Dr. B. R. Ambedkar serving as its chairman, in charge of creating a permanent constitution.
On Independence Day, India remembers the end of British rule, while on Republic Day, it marks the adoption of its constitution. On November 4th, 1947, the committee presented a draught constitution to the Constituent Assembly. The Assembly met for 166 days in public sessions that spanned two years, 11 months, and 18 days before adopting the Constitution.