Republic Day 2021: On this day, several festivities take place in New Delhi in which a mammoth parade that is watched by everyone around the country on their television sets takes place.
New Delhi| Jagran News Desk: Every year, January 26 is celebrated in India as Republic Day. On this day, the celebration takes place to commemorate the day when our constitution came into effect back in 1950. This day is celebrated with full fervor and enthusiasm.
On this day, several festivities take place in New Delhi in which a mammoth parade that is watched by everyone around the country on their television sets takes place. The national flag is hoisted on this day with pride, the nation’s spirit, and ethos.
However, our national flag has undergone a lot of transformation until it was adopted in its current state on July 22, 1947. For the unknown, the current tricolored Indian National flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya of Macchilipatnam in 1916.
Earlier, UK PM Boris Johnson was invited as a chief guest, but later, he canceled the trip due to the outbreak of a new Covid strain in the UK. However, this is not the first time when India didn’t have any chief guest as, before this, our nation didn’t have a chief guest for the parade in 1952, 1953, and 1966.
Every year on Republic Day, people celebrate the zeal of patriotism with full energy and several rallies are organised for the festival. However, it is very vital to note the difference between unfurling the flag and hoisting it. As on Independence Day, the national flag is hoisted and on Republic Day the national flag is unfurled, here’s what you need to know:
To be noted, on Independence Day, the national flag is tied at the bottom of the pole, and then it is pulled up, to mark the Independence of the country, the national flag is hoisted.
Whereas, on the other hand, on Republic Day, the flag is tied up on the top of the pole and it is unfurled to mark the celebration. It is done to depict that the nation is already independent.
There is another difference, on Republic Day, the celebration takes place at Rajpath in Delhi followed by parades, tableau of the states, and President’s address to the nation. On the other hand, the flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day takes place at the Red Fort in the national capital followed by the PM’s address to the nation.