What does Republic Day mean to you as an Indian?
How significant is the Republic Day as far as you are concerned? Is it just another public holiday or do you assign some importance to this date? Let us keep in mind that this was the date when 'WE, the people' have been declared as the power center of India. Share your opinion and let us discuss whether it is 'We, the people' who still enjoy the Constitutional status.
Republic Day is one of the most important days in Indian history. Every year, we Indians celebrate January 26 as Republic day, a day on which the Indian Constitution was officially born. On a general note, when we speak about Republic day, a few things which come to our mind are the flag hoist event, cultural events and the distribution of sweets after the flag hoist event conducted at the school, government offices or any public places near our locality.
Every nook and corner of the country celebrate the day in a grand manner in its own way. Some of the citizens of India celebrates the Republic day by sitting in front of the Doordarshan channel and spends some time watching the President's Republic Day speech; the flag hoist event, parade, and other colorful cultural events telecasted live from New Delhi, the capital of India. But for most of the citizens, Republic day is just a public holiday with not much importance.
As a citizen of India, how do you see India's Republic day as a day? What does Republic Day mean to you?