Republic Day 2022: History, significance, parade, wishes, celebrations this year

Happy Republic Day 2022: Know why Republic Day is celebrated every year. Check wishes of President Kovind, PM Modi, and celebrations across country.

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Vagisha Kaushik | Jan 26, 2022 - 8:56 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Republic Day is celebrated every year on January 26 every year to mark and commemorate the day when the Constitution of India came into force declaring the nation as a Republic. This year, India is celebrating the 73rd Republic Day 2022.

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Republic Day 2022: History and significance

While India gained independence from British rule on August 15, 1947, it still did not have a permanent constitution and had its laws based on the colonial Government of India Act 1935. On August 29, 1947, the country took a resolution to appoint a Drafting Committee which will draft a permanent constitution under the chairmanship of Dr B R Ambedkar.

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The committee prepared a draft constitution and submitted it to the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1947. After several deliberations and changes, the Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.

Republic Day 2022 Parade

This year's Republic Day parade will have 16 marching contingents, 17 military bands and 25 tableaux of various states, departments and armed forces, the Indian Army said in a statement on Saturday, the PTI reported.

Overall, there will be 16 marching contingents from armed forces, central paramilitary forces, Delhi Police, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS) along with 17 military bands, pipes and drum bands at the parade, the report said.

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12 states and union territories have been selected including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. for showcasing their tableaux on Republic Day 2022.

Republic Day 2022: Wishes

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of 73rd Republic Day 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes everyone a Happy Republic Day 2022.

Directorate of Education, Delhi tweeted: “National festival #गणतंत्रदिवस is being celebrated today in our country, symbolizing unity in diversity. On this auspicious occasion, let us promise that we Together we will start the journey of peace, harmony and progress in India. Vande Matram!”

Republic Day 2022: Celebrations

MoS for Youth Sports and Culture shares Republic Day 2022 images.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot unfurls the National Flag at residence.

Chief Minister of Gujarat attends state-level celebrations.

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