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Why do we celebrate India’s Republic Day?

Well, today as everyone is aware is a national holiday. It’s our 68th Republic Day.


India's 68th Republic Day
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Team Tell Me Nothing wishes you a very Happy 68th Republic Day


But, are we all really updated on what does this day signifies? Or why is Republic Day celebrated? Or why is only every 26th January celebrated as a Republic Day?



To be honest, many of the working peeps are happy about this day just because they get a holiday. Adding another holiday before the weekends, who wouldn’t be excited about it? But fellas, this being our country’s very special day, I believe each one of us should be updated about the reason behind this very day.

So here we are at your service, to help you understand the difference between Republic Day and Independence Day. Before we move ahead, I’d like to take you through a short tour of a survey that we had conducted by asking some localites about the difference between the two days. Trust us, we actually had a ‘Please spare me the horror’ moment by interacting with some really stupid people of our own community. The list is divided into three categories. Here’s a gist about what we got:

1. Maybe half freedom?!:

Guys, please explain what do you mean by half freedom? Are we a bowl of soup to be served half? People literally said that “Maybe, on 26th January, we might’ve achieved half freedom.” Like half Britishers suddenly got some mood swings and they decided to go back to their motherland!

*Spare me the horror!*

2. Our National Anthem and our National Flag was introduced?!:

Seriously? We waited only for 26th January to arrive to introduce our National Flag and the National Anthem? Why on earth would Rabindranath Tagore ever do that?

*Literally pulling my hair*

3. Ummm, I… don’t know!:

Honesty is the best policy. But my dear, at least have some basic information of the country where you are born in. Don’t really be inspired by Alia Bhatt.

*Time to move away from Earth*


Now let us get you knowing the actual reason behind why we celebrate this very day.

On 26th January 1950, The Constitution of India was been written and introduced.  Now you must be wondering what the Constitution of India is. There you go:


The Constitution of India
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The Constitution of India which was introduced on 26th January,1950


The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. It is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world. The nation is governed by it. B. R. Ambedkar is regarded as its chief architect.


So, all the citizens of India, who suddenly have a patriotism raised in them on these very two days, i.e. Republic Day (26th January) and Independence Day (15th August), here’s a point to be noted:

Neither did we get partial Independence nor was our National Flag or National Anthem was been introduced, because India got its independence on 15th of August, 1947. And the Constitution of India was formed in the year 1950. So, technically, mentally, physically, practically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and by every possible “LLY” mentioned or not in the dictionary, India got its Independence before the Constitution was written.

So, the moral of the story is, Republic Day is celebrated because our Constitution came into force from this very day.

Here’s wishing you a very Happy 68th Republic Day from Team Tell Me Nothing.

Go spread the world the real meaning and importance of this very day.

Jay Hind! Bharat Mata Ki…Jay!! Vande Mataram!

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Shweta Shah
Writer (almost) Logical by mind. Illogical by heart. A feeling that describes me: HIRAETH!

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