Watch: India’s first Republic Day, and 22 interesting facts about R-day

The Indian Constituent Assembly had adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at Rajpath during the 68th Republic Day celebrations on January 26, 2017

The Indian Constituent Assembly on on November 26, 1949, adopted by the Constitution, which came into effect on January 26, 1950, The latter day marked the celebration of the country’s first Republic Day. As we celebrate our 68th Republic Day on Thursday, here is a glimpse of India’s maiden Republic Day celebrations

Some interesting facts about Republic day

No other sight holds the power of filling the hearts of Indians with pride and nostalgia than the sight of the country’s armed forces displaying their might in the air and land as they take part in the annual parade down the Rajpath.

Tableaux of different states, symbolising our country’s rich cultural diversity are the general knowledge enhancers for children and the tricolour fluttering in the background on January 26, India’s Republic Day, is a treat to watch for every Indian.

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and came into effect on January 26, 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic.

What’s new on R-day parade 2017?

• 2017 Republic Day Theme is Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

• Chief Guest – Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the first guest from any middle-east country.

• No. of states participating in the parade – 17

• First Time in History – Debut show of Sherpa (a bullet-proof NSG vehicle).

• This is the second time that a foreign military contingent marched down the Rajpath, with the French contingent being the first.

On this day, we’ll tell you 22 #ThisDayThatYear things, which are must-know-facts for every Indian.Read more

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