As per the recent decision by the government of India, PM Narendra Modi’s government has decided to begin the celebrations of Republic Day from January 23 every year instead of January 24 to include Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary.
Last year, on January 19, the government of India announced to celebrate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary as ‘Parakram Divas’ in order to pay tribute to Netaji.
Since, 1950, every year January 26 is celebrated as republic day as on this day the Indian constitution came into effect. Since then, Republic Day is celebrated with honour and pride. The republic day parade at Rajnath, Delhi is the main attraction on this day.
Several bravery awards are presented to the brave citizens by the Prime Minister including Paramvir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Children’s National Bravery Award. Furthermore, the prime minister of India pays honour to the martyred soldiers.
The Central government is focusing on celebrating and commemorating important events of India’s history and culture. And, other such days and occasions that are being observed are August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, October 31 as National Unity Day (birth anniversary of Sardar Patel), November 15 as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas (Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary), November 26 as Constitution Day and December 26 as Veer Baal Divas (a tribute to the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh.