Monday, January 26, 2015

Republic Day of India



26th of January mean anything to you? No?Well in India it is a special day.It is known as "Republic Day".It marks the anniversary of the date on which the Indian constitution came into effect (26 January 1950).
Our constitution was passed in 1949 but it didn't came into effect until 1949.
A Little Indian History :
The Britishers ruled our country for a long time before finally leaving it in 1947.With them they took all the money and a lot of resources and left behind chaos and disorder.Hindustan was divided into two countries Pakistan and India.Indian National Congress took over the East India Companies long reign and started re-building our country.Ever since then 26 January has been our Republic Day and it's a nation wide holiday.
There is a parade where there are groups from different communities and states showing there culture (dances etc) there are a lot of things in the parade it's hard to explain..bands..marching soldiers..tanks..motorbike stunts etc..
Every year there is a chief guest from some other country this year Obama is coming.He arrived yesterday media had a good day since they were following him where ever he was going.President Obama wasn't making the news he was the news.


During the week leading to 26th the security is so high.It takes twice the normal amount of time to get somewhere and the parade route is jam packed.
But the thing about 21st century is that every thing is about power and self gain therefore so is this parade it's just no fun anymore.
I like the past of this country but don't like how present is.

Does your country have such a day??

32 comments:

  1. Great post - I love to find out more about other people's cultures.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  2. Aaahhh! Republic Day!! I've never had the joy of being in India while the celebrations were occurring. We're celebrating here, too :)

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  3. India is a beautiful country, the culture is amazing. I love it. Great post, that's a lovely thing to know (which I didn't before, it's always amazing to learn different cultures!) :)

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  4. India is a beautiful country, the culture is amazing. I love it. Great post, that's a lovely thing to know (which I didn't before, it's always amazing to learn different cultures!) :)

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    1. I love knowing about different countries as well :D

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  5. That's really interesting. I suppose that would be like Independence Day in the US. And I know what you mean about liking the history - sometimes I wish I could go back in time.

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    1. We have a separate Independence Day as well on 14th of August :P

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  6. Exactly!!! I feel like the essence of who we are is being diminished day by day, because we forget to acknowledge and follow our long practiced culture and traditions! Everything is business...if you can gain from it, then do it otherwise why the hell bother?...It's not like making this country a better place is our responsibility or anything because we live here.. -_-
    Makes you dread for what the future has in store...
    I love ancient India and how we used to be...Wish we could go back..I guess that's what people always say about the past *sigh*

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    1. I just wish politicians for a change think about the country instead of making gangs and personal gain >.<"
      I hate people in power

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    2. Power goes to the head and they think they can do anything...I wish Chanakya would be rebprn again and kick the asses of all those idiots...who knows? Maybe..with the rate things are going downhill, I think the universe is one day gonna get enough of all this and be like "yah know what, Avada Kedavra" :D

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    3. Avada Kedavra lol XD
      You can see you know starting from teachers to as high as politicians every one is power thirsty..
      we're organizing a fest in our college even people there are getting corrupt and power thirsty I'm hating it D:
      Okay misuse power all you want to but atleast try to do good for country along that would you!!
      You heard of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan??

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    4. LOL maybe they're aspiring to be future politicians :D
      Yeah, the Clean India Mission...Everyone is carrying a broom and sweeping the streets. It looked like an awesome thing, but it was based on so much politics and corruption..Pfft like you can actually believe everyone is now giving a shit suddenly *Scoffing*
      It was pure politics..but hey at least some streets were clean..for some time at least

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    5. exactly right you are about both the things..:P
      People still throwing waste..and urinating on streets..no body cares >.<"

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    6. I think if the punishments were more severe and the law didn't have that many loop holes, people would really be scared to continue with things like that...Everyone gets away no matter what they do..A bribe here, a bribe there, viola! Problem solved! Well, at least we have democracy & freedom even though our streets are overflowing with garbage and all kinds of shit :P

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    7. Hahahaha that was funny :P
      as long as we have our freedom and democracy XD

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    1. Happy Republic Day to you too I realize it's not yours but still :)

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  8. I love when you talk about Indian culture. It's so nice to learn new stuff about other cultures (:

    - Love, Felicia
    ( http://asillygirlsthoughts.weebly.com/ )

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    1. I know I feel the same when people talk about their culture..it's so cool seeing all the similarities and difference in different cultures..values of society in different cultures etc..:D

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  9. That's really cool! Because that date here in Australia is Australia Day where we celebrate the finding of Australia. Interesting they picked the same day:)

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    1. I actually did know about Australia Day but I totally forgot about it until just now.yes it is interesting :D

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  10. I love India's culture, though I don't know too much about it. This is really interesting.
    And I don't know whether or not there is something like that in the U.S. or in France, since I am living here.
    Great post!

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    1. Thank you :)
      Yes some stuff in our cultures is interesting while some is total bag crap crazy

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  11. I saw this on the news. :) I learnt a little bit about the East India Company back in school in History lessons too. India and Singapore's history have some connections because we were both British colonies and Commonwealth countries. I remember reading about the EIC and how the British colonised India, and then came to Singapore. :) Hope you had a great celebration. :)

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    1. Woke up late and lazed all day yeah it was really fun :D

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  12. So interesting Neal! It's great to see how other countries celebrate their "national day". We also have a parade here but I never really pay much attention to it LOL

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    1. I don't either anymore :P
      It's same every year..and eventually got boring over the years but my family watches it every year on tv :P

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