Monday, January 26, 2015

Why Republic Day on 26 January? Happy Republic Day.

Today is 66th Republic Day of India. Happy Republic Day.

The Constitution was passed by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 but was adopted on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India. The Chair Person of the Constituent Assembly was Dr. Rajendra Prasad but Dr. Bhimjirao Ramji Ambedkar, the first Law Minister and the Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, has been recognized as the principal architect of the Constitution of India due to his outstanding work in drafting and defending it.

The Constitution of India declares India to be a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic, assuring its Citizens of Justice, Equality, and Liberty and endeavors to promote Fraternity among them. (The words "Socialist" and "Secular" were added to the definition in 1976 by constitutional amendment during Emergency). People of India are the Supreme Power here.

India became independent on 15 August 1947 but continued its Dominion status under the British Crown of King George VI till 26 January 1950. When the Constituent Assembly passed the Constitution on 26 November 1949, why was the delay of 61 days in getting rid of the Dominion Status under British Crown?

26 January was selected for this purpose because it was this day in 1930 when the "Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj)" was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress in Lahore under the Chair of the then INC President, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (40Y old). Indian freedom struggle revolving around demanding dominion status took a tiger leap of demanding "Complete Independence".

Lahore, witnessed another historical event when "Lahore (Pakistan) Resolution" proclaimed on 24 March 1940 by All India Muslim Leage, demanding creation of autonomous, sovereign, and independent states for Muslims in North-Western and eastern British India.

India, a democratic republic is growing with justice, equality and liberty; orbiting successfully around Mars, will go in person to Moon and will lead as "Knowledge Guru" to the world with its Vedas, Yogas and Vendanta philosophy.

IT and Yogas have put the country in line light in the recent world and as the knowledge of Indian philosophy spread among people of the world in its true meanings beyond idol worship, all will respect the Sanatan Umbrella of "Vashudhaiv Kurumbkam".

President of US, Barack Obama is the Chief Guest of our Republic Day 2015.

Happy Healthy and Prosperous Republic Day to All.

26 January 2015


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