January, 26th, 2014
Why do Indians celebrate Republic Day on January 26?
On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India, drafted by Dr BR Ambedkar, came into force and replaced the Government of India Act, 1935, as the governing document of the country, completing the transition towards becoming a sovereign democratic republic. The constitution was passed on November 26, 1949. However, because the Indian National Congress had passed a resolution in 1930, fixing January 26 as the Independence Day, the assembly, after passing the constitution, decided to wait till January 26, 1950, to bring it into force.
Multi-hued images of India's rich cultural heritage, its achievements in diverse fields and military prowess were on majestic display at the magnificent Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, in New Delhi on Sunday as the nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day amid tight security.
Here are a few pictures of it:
To read more about the 2014 celebration:
Happy Republic Day!
Republic Day of India Parade 2014
This video shows the highlights of complete Republic day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on January 26, 2014 ( a bit long but interesting!)