Republic Day is observed to commemorate the date on which India’s Constitution went into effect. A grand parade is held in Delhi on Republic Day. The parade starts from the Rashtrapati Bhawan and goes down Rajpath, past India Gate. contingents of the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force take part in the parade. There are also displays of traditional dance and music. But first thing first, In this blog on education, we will discuss some interesting facts about republic day along with the role of education for nation-building.
This year India enters into its 73rd year of celebrating Republic Day and on this occasion, Dynamind pledges to create an educated and prosperous nation by facilitating school teachers or online tutors in India to provide a quality education through its innovative online technology platform.
So why do we celebrate republic day?
Republic day is a time for all Indians to come together and celebrate their nation. It is a day to be proud of India’s rich culture and diversity and to reaffirm India’s commitment to democracy. The Indian Constitution is by far the world’s longest written constitution, and it guarantees various rights to its citizens. The celebration of republic day is a reminder that we are all part of one nation, and that we are all responsible for the success of India. The Republic Day parade is a celebration of India’s democracy and the rights that it guarantees to its citizens.
Let us take a moment to look at some facts about the parade and the celebration
- The parade held on Rajpath, but, did you know, that the National Stadium, Red Fort, and Ramlila Maidan were the parade’s initial locations.
- The Governor-General of Pakistan, Malik Ghulam Mohammad, was the chief guest for the parade at Rajpath in the year 1955!
- The National Anthem is played to signal the start of the procession, and 21 guns are fired in remembrance. While 21 shots are heard, only seven firearms are fired every three times.
- The parade is into a musical event by playing several songs. Most songs change with time, but Abide With Me is one that stays the same year after year. It is reportedly Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite song.
- Close to 2 lakh people visit the parade every year. Which makes it the center of all the festivals that take place in Delhi.
- A foreign president or prime minister is invited to join the Republic Day Parade as the chief guest every. The President of France has attended our republic day celebrations five times, the most of any country.
- Every year on Republic Day, school children from across the country perform traditional Indian music and dance.
- The rehearsals for the 26th of January parade begin in July because perfecting those synchronised moves by our soldiers requires a great deal of hard work and precision.
- Another surprising truth about Indian soldiers is that they march much faster than soldiers from other countries. Last year, the French marched at a rate of 106 beats per minute, while the Indian soldiers marched at 120 beats per minute.
Did you know?
- It takes place on Rajpath, which means “King’s Way” in English
- The parade starts at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House) and ends at the India Gate monument.
- The Rajpath Marg, or “King’s Way Boulevard”, is a major road in New Delhi that runs from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate Monument.
- The parade concludes with a flypast by the Indian Air Force. This year, the IAF will be displaying its latest fighter jet, the Rafale.
Republic Day for Education
Republic Day is commemorated with cultural events and parades in state capitals and other major cities, as well as in schools and colleges around the country. The more knowledgeable people are about the history and values of our country, the better they can celebrate it. That’s why schools and colleges across India hold special events and activities on January 26th each year.
Flag Hoisting Ceremony
Students and staff come together to raise the Indian flag and sing patriotic songs. This undoubtedly is a proud moment for everyone involved, as they demonstrate their patriotism.
Another popular tradition is the ‘essay writing contest’. Topics linked to Republic Day are assigned to students, such as “what it means to be an Indian” or “the importance of democracy”. This is eventually a great opportunity for them to express their thoughts and learn more about the country they live in.
Many schools also organize cultural performances on republic day. Students take part in dance, drama, and music competitions, showcasing the diversity of Indian culture. It is a proud moment for everyone when they see their peers performing traditional dances or singing patriotic songs.
Students all across the country also participate in the republic day parade. They march through the streets, holding the Indian flag high and celebrating their nation. This is a chance for them to show their patriotism and love for India.
Since the COVID-19 virus hit the entire world, many schools have gone online, disrupting republic day celebrations. Nonetheless, many Indian online schools continue to commemorate our country’s democratic journey and highlight the richness of our culture. Schools and colleges play a vital role in educating students about the importance of this day. It provides children with the necessary skills and knowledge to be productive members of society. A good education system can help reduce poverty and inequality and promote democracy. India has made great strides in terms of online education in recent years.
Let’s Pledge for India
This republic day, let’s mark the beginning of a new era for online education in India. Let’s pledge to use our skills and resources to create more learning opportunities for all. And let’s work together to make online education accessible and affordable for everyone. Let’s celebrate by making our country even better than it already is. Let’s make this republic day the best one ever by Empowering every teacher in our country.
Happy Republic Day! Jai Hind! Vande Mataram!