India Republic Day


Januari 26 1950 was one of historical day for Republic of India. “Why??” .  Because on this day India’s constitution came into force, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic.

          India became independent of the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947. India did not have a permanent constitution at this time. The drafting committee presented the constitution’s first draft to the national assembly on November 4, 1947. The national assembly signed the final English and Hindi language versions of the constitution on January 24, 1950.  This date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930.1  Purna Swaraj means in Sanskrit, purna, “complete,” swa, “self,” raj, “rule,” thus “complete self-rule”).2

     Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India on January 26 each year.   “What is gazzeted holiday??”.  Gazzeted holiday basically a holiday that is said by the government to be mandatory. So, a gazetted holiday means that the holiday must be observed by schools, banks, and typically many employers observe the holiday as well. The term “gazetted holiday” is typically only used in countries that were formerly colonized by the British – like India, Singapore, and Australia. 3

       In India itself organizing events and celebrations occur on this day.  Large military parades are held in New Delhi and the state capitals. This day represent the true spirit of the Independent India,  and as the important symbol of this day beside national flag *Of course :p*, Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and traditional dance troupes take part.1  The parade concludes with a “fly past” by the Indian Air Force, which involves fighter planes of flying past the days, symbolically saluting the president. These leave trails of smoke in the colors of the Indian flag. Republic Day represents the true spirit of the independent India. Military parades, displays of military equipment and the national flag are important symbols on this date.  See the complete information, pictures, and videos here–> India Republic Day

       Nah, not only in India, Indian who lives in other countries also celebrate this day for example Indonesia.  This event was held at Indian Embassy Jln. Rasuna Said Kav S-1 Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan, 12950.  This event consist of the flag ceremony included a speech from Mr. Gurjit Singh as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia, Asean, and Timor Leste and then indian children choir sang several national anthem.  After that, JNICC as the cultural centre of India in Indonesia showed several cultural performance from music and dance (Kathak Dance) *Yeay OUR TURN TO PERFORM*.   Honestly, i’m so nervous, afraid if i forgot about the moves because absolutely my true passion not in dance lol.

ps: “i never thought before that i would do this.  This  *random thing*has been gone so far..very lol”

  At the end of this event, all the Indian and also visitor could taste India Food that reserved *at the corner of field *.  Because the queque was to to and so so long, “so many indian there *Of Course* and i feel i’m just only guest here” so i decided to spend my time hunting for some pic despite the fact that my stomach is sounded meow  with my dance teacher, my friend, and Mr Gurjit Singh & he’s wife (anyway he is really like Hagrid *one of Harry Potter friend* for me, so big, very tall, but a lot of kindness,humble and he is very funny too).

Here it is ..some pic taken by me,my friend, my friend brother and my friend sister (Thanks a lot for coming and see my performance guys,, LOL)

Hindi Dancer CombineParomithaji and her child
What a unique experience dancing Kathak Dance at India Embassy, so much fun with new friend as a new family, can’t wait for another

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