Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to make your students get ready for Republic Day Celebrations


Republic Day, celebrated on January 26th every year, is one of India’s most important national events. It was on January 26th, 1950 that the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state.

On this day India finally enjoyed the freedom of spirit, rule of law and fundamental principle of governance. The patriotic fervor of the Indian people on this day brings the whole country together even in her embedded diversity.

Republic Day is a people’s day in a variety of ways:

It’s when regional identity takes a backseat and what matters most is the universal appeal of unity and brotherhood projected by all Indians.

The Indian constitution basically stands for the aspirations which ‘the common man of India’ cherishes. Republic Day is a day of the citizen of the country when he is entitled to be ‘all supreme'.

Republic Day is celebrated most majestically in the capital, New Delhi, where symbols of the great nation's military might and cultural wealth are displayed in what is the world's most impressive parade. All Government buildings are illuminated lending the city the atmosphere of a fairyland. This day is celebrated with much zeal 
and pride all across the nation  Republic Day - The day the Constitution of India came into effect Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January to commemorate the date and moment when the Constitution of India came into effect. Although India attained independence on August 15, 1947 but till 1949 it didn't have a permanent constitution of its own and instead were functioning under the laws enacted and implemented by the British. And after many amendments the Constitution was approved and accepted on November 26, 1949 that came into force in a full-fledged fashion from on 26 January, 1950. Thus, Republic Day celebration is the moment to remember the coming of the Constitution into effect.
India celebrates its Republic Day in colourful and exciting ways. To mark Republic Day in a memorable and significant way, every year in New Delhi, capital of India, a grand parade is held that starts from the Raisina Hill in the neighborhood of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan and passes along the Rajpath thus ending at India Gate. The President, Prime Minister and other high rank officials of India on this occasion make their presence at Rajpath to celebrate the occasion. The President unfolds the National flag as soon as the National Anthem is played and also addresses the nation with Republic Day speech. Furthermore, the Republic Day parade also includes lively displays and exhibits India's rich and colouful culture and also brings the entire nation together. The parade concludes with the fly-past by Indian Air Force jets.
On Republic Day, martyrs and heroes who showed courage and bravery for country's sake without bothering their own lives is also remembered and conferred prestigious and significant awards including Kirti Chakra and Ashok Chakra are conferred on the event by the President. Since 1950, for Republic Day celebrations India has been inviting guests of high dignitaries of another country as the state guest of honour.
Not only in New Delhi, but other states also celebrate Republic Day with great enthusiasm and in numerous innovative ways. The Republic Day 2013 will be observed on Saturday (26 January) and the public offices and schools will remain closed to celebrate the significance of the day.
The patriotic fervor of the people is witnessed not only in the programmes and activities but also in the inspirational Republic Day SMS and Republic Day messages. On this day people send warm wishes about Republic Day to their dear ones that lend a festive ambience to the historic occasion. Short and lovely text messages are also a wonderful way to spread the importance of the Republic Day.
The festivity of Republic Day concludes officially with the intriguing Beating Retreat ceremony on the evening of 29th January. This enthralling ceremony is performed by the military, the Indian Air Force, India Navy and India Army in the Raisina Hills, New Delhi, in front of the President of India as the Chief Guest.

History of Indian National Flag

The Indian national flag, represents India's long struggle for freedom is a national treasure. It signifies the status of India as an independent republic. The Indian National Flag came into being in its present form at the meeting of Constitutional Assembly on 22nd July 1947. Since then it has first served as the National Flag of the Dominion of India from 15 August 1947 to 26 January 1950 and thereafter as the national flag of the Republic of India. The Indian National Flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya and contains three equal strips of saffron, white and green. The ratio of its width to its length is two is to three.
A navy blue color "Chakra" known as the Ashoka Chakra, which has twenty-four spokes is present in the middle of the white strip. According to the standard set down by ISI (Indian Standard Institution) it should occupy seventy five percent of the space of the white strip. The National Flag is one of the most respectable national symbols. There are strict laws regarding its manufacturing and its hoisting. The official flag specifications require the flag to be made of Khadi, which is a special hand spun yarn made up of cotton, silk and wool.

Introduction to Indian Constitution


The Constitution of India is the world's lengthiest written constitution with 395 articles and 8 schedules. It contains the good points taken from the constitution's of many countries in the world. It was passed on 26 Nov 1949 by the 'The Constituent Assembly' and is fully applicable since 26 Jan 1950. The Constituent Assembly had been elected for undivided India and held its first sitting on 9th Dec.1946, re-assembled on the 14th August 1947, as The Sovereign Constituent Assembly for the dominion of India. In regard to its composition the members were elected by indirect election by the members of The Provisional Legislative Assemblies (lower house only). At the time of signing 284 out of 299 members of the Assembly were present.The constitution of India draws extensively from Western legal traditions in its outline of the principles of liberal democracy. It follows a British parliamentary pattern with a lower and upper house. It embodies some Fundamental Rights which are similar to the Bill of Rights declared by the United States constitution. It also borrows the concept of a Supreme Court from the US.
India is a federal system in which residual powers of legislation remain with the central government, similar to that in Canada. The constitution provides detailed lists dividing up powers between central and state governments as in Australia, and it elaborates a set of Directive Principles of State Policy as does the Irish constitution.
The constitution has provision for Schedules to be added to the constitution by amendment. The ten schedules in force cover the designations of the states and union territories; the emoluments for high-level officials; forms of oaths; allocation of the number of seats in the Rajya Sabha. A review of the constitution needs at least two-thirds of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to pass it.
The Indian constitution is one of the most frequently amended constitutions in the world. Infact the first amendment to it was passed after only a year of the adoption of the constitution and instituted numerous minor changes. Many more amendments followed, a rate of almost two amendments per year since 1950. Most of the constitution can be amended after a quorum of more than half of the members of each house in Parliament passes an amendment with a two-thirds majority vote. Articles pertaining to the distribution of legislative authority between the central and state governments must also be approved by 50 percent of the state legislatures.

Republic Day Speech

A very warm welcome to my fellow friends, colleagues and respected seniors as we are here gather together to celebrate our 65th Republic Day.The ultimate sacrifice and strong spirit of patriotism are some of the attributes that helped us in achieving our freedom. Today we are living in the country that believes in freedom of speech and equal rights. This has only possible when 1935 Government of India Act was replaced by 1950 Constitution of India.
This day reminds us the times when our eminent leaders fought for India against British to achieve the peace and independence. We salute those great leaders who have put down their lives for the security and safety of our nation. Although India got its independence on August 15, 1947, the Constitution of India came in action on January 26, 1950.
A republic is a state or nation that is certainly not headed with a heritable monarch. A Republic India signifies the final departure of British mastery on Indian individuals. This day signifies a country to be led by the power of Non Violence to Triumph with complete Dignity.
With this day we pay our respect and love to great people that have struggled and lost everything for our nation to become free and independent.
This one-day is what eminent people like Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai and Bhagat Singh and cherished our dream to see a developed and independent nation. On this 65th anniversary of our Republic Day we all take an oath to make our nation the best, equipped with prosperity, peace, love and happiness.
Today we are a developing nation but soon we hope to become a developed nation and this dream will come true with our Indian youth who believe in justice and establishing new milestones in every field from art to science.
Jai Hind!
26th January speech

 The following are some common "welcome quotes"

I extend a hearty welcome
I offer a warm welcome
I accord a genial welcome
I salute him with a winsome welcome
I welcome him with the loving hearts of all present
I welcome him with my whole heart
I welcome him with all my heart
I am delighted to offer a happy welcome
Let me offer you a pleasant welcome
Please permit me to offer you a fraternal welcome 
I request the members of the audience to join me in offering a warm – hearted welcome
We feel honored in offering you a cheerful welcome
Common expressions used for vote of thanks speech
I thank……
I am grateful to……
Let me express my gratitude….
I take this opportunity to thank…..
We remain grateful to…….
Our words may not be capable of communicating our sense of gratitude to….  

 Republic Day Messages


Hold your head high; let the world know You are Proud to be an Indian. Vande Mataram and Happy Republic Day.

May our dream of a new tomorrow come true for us
Happy Republic Day.

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Let’s Sing with me our National anthem
And salute to our INDIA.

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard it and defend it. Happy Republic Day…..

May the sun in his course visit no land more free,
more happy, more lovely, than this our own country..
My best wishes to you on republic day.

I’ve got a rocket
In my pocket;
I cannot stop 2 play.
Away it goes!
I’ve burned my toes.
It’s Republic Day.

Republic Day is the day when we legally became the proud citizen of India. Let’s salute the occasion. Jai Hind and enjoy that day.
It’s the perfect day, to pray for our country, by heart……. Orange, White and green three colors are there not for to look beautiful. These colors gives us message that we should love each other, live in peace and in unity……Happy Republic Day to all Indian citizens.

On this special day,
lets promise our motherland that
we will do everything
to enrich and preserve our heritage
our ethos and our treasure
happy republic day.

We salute out Great Freedom fighters
Happy Republic Day…..

Let us remember the golden heritage of
our country and feel proud to be a part of

31 States,
1618 Languages,
6400 Castes,
6 Religions,
6 Ethnic Groups,
29 Major Festivals &
1 Country!
Be Proud To Be An Indian!…
Great Republic…
Happy Republic Day !!

Our life is full of colors and I hope this 26th January will add more colors in ur life.Happy Republic Day.

Hope peace reigns in your part of the world today and everyday
Happy Republic Day

Honoring with you the glory and power of our free homeland.
Happy Republic Day!

Republic Day is a good time
to examine who we are
and how we got here.

Thousands laid down their lives
so that our country breath this day…
never forget their sacrifice..
Happy Republic day.

Expansion of INDIA
I – IN
Happy Republic Day