India became independent from the British Rule on 15th August, 1947.
However, the country did not realise its own constitution until 26th January
- Republic Day India
- Activities for
India Day 26th January
- Top Ten Trivia About India
- More Indian Festivals
Republic Day India
Republic Day is one of the three national holidays of India and the
greatest festival celebrated in the country. It is celebrated every year on
26th January, in New Delhi with great pomp, fanfare and pageant. While in
the capitals of the States and other headquarters, it is marked with
Republic Day Wishes and Pledge
The most spectacular celebrations are marked by the Republic Day Parade
that takes place in the capital of New Delhi at Rajpath.
It includes march past of the three armed forces, massive parades, folk
dances by tribal folk from different states in picturesque costumes marking
the cultural unity of India.
Furthermore, the streak of jet planes of Indian Air Force, leaving a
trial of coloured smoke, marks the end of the festival.
Activities for India Day
mark the importance of this occasion, every year a grand parade is held in
the capital, New Delhi, from the Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan
(President's Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the
historic Red Fort.
The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the
Air Force march past in all their finery and official decorations.
The President of India who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed
Forces, takes the salute.
Floats exhibiting the cultures of the various states and regions of India
are in the grand parade, which is broadcast nationwide on television and
radio. Also part of the parade are children who win the National Bravery
Award for the year. The parade also includes other vibrant displays and
floats and traditionally ends with a fly-past by Indian Air Force jets.
Indian Border Security Force Guard's Camel Contingent passes through the
Will and Guy's Favourite Top Ten
Trivia About India
- The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.
- The name "India" is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around
which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers
referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
- Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies that originated in
- The first six Mogul Emperor's of India ruled in an unbroken
succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.
- India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country
in the world and one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at
least 10, 000 years old).
- The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.
Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444
meters above sea level.
- India has the most post offices in the world.
- Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The
father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
- The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician
Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the
Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, which was
long before the European mathematicians.
- Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over 2600 years ago
Sushrata and his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract,
artificial limbs, caesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also plastic
surgery and brain surgeries.
Diwali - Another Indian Festival
Diwali, also called Deepavali or Dipavali, the Hindu festival of lights,
is the most popular and special of all Hindu festivals. It is also an
occasion for celebration by *Jains and *Sikhs.
See more Indian festivals.
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