Republic of India January 26, 1950

Republic of India

After Independence, Republic of India January 26, 1950, was one of the most significant days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into power and India turned into a sovereign state called as The Republic Of India. The nation finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the various freedom fighters who, battled for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their nation. In this way, the 26th of January has announced a national occasion and has been perceived and celebrated as the Republic Day of India.

Republic of India
Republic of India


On this day the Constitution of India came into power, and India announced itself as an "The Indian Republic" on January 26, 1950. The Constitution had been set up by the Constituent Assembly which was set up upon India picking up its freedom from the British in 1947.

On 26 January 1950, In the capital, Delhi, the day started with the 34th and last Governor-General of India, Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, perusing out a declaration reporting the introduction of the Republic of India. The new President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, at that point, he took the oath.

Dr. Prasad was a key campaigner in the nationalist movement of Mahatma Gandhi, along with India's interim Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.


The president at that time addressed the peoples of India first in Hindi, and afterward in English.

"Today, for the first time in our long and the chequered history," he said, "we find the whole of this vast land... brought together under the jurisdiction of one constitution and one union which takes over responsibility for the welfare of more than 320 million men and women who inhabit it."

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