Republic Day Facts That Make Us What We Are Today

Republic Day

November 26, 1949, was the auspicious day when the Indian Constituent Assembly gave a grant to the Constitution of India, which came into effect on January 26, 1950, Thus we celebrated the country’s first Republic Day. Below we have interesting worth remembering facts about the country, Jan Gan Man, and the very special January 26th, which gives us the freedom to be what we are today.

Republic Day


  •  India became a Republic nation at 10:18 AM on January 26 in the year 1950.
  • Six minutes of it later, Dr. Rajendra Prasad was sworn in as President of India at the Durbar Hall in President’s House.
  • Satyamev Jayate is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, Atharvaveda. It was first translated into the Hindi language by Muslim Abid Ali in the year 1911.
  • The Constitution was never typed or printed but rather handwritten and calligraphed both in English and Hindi languages.


Republic Day


  • The members signed the handwritten document on January 24, 1950.
  • The original copies are safe in the Parliament’s library in helium-filled cases.
  • The President of India addresses the whole nation on the eve of every Republic Day, which is January 25.
  • President Sukarno of Indonesia was the first chief guest at the first Republic Day celebrations held on January 26, 1950.
  • Jana Gana Mana was first written in the Bengali language by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Jana Gana Mana was first translated into the Hindi language by Abid Ali in 1911 which was later officially adopted as the National Anthem of India in 1950 on January 24. 


Republic Day

  • It takes 52 seconds to sing or play the National Anthem of India.
  • The National Anthem of India was sung for the very first time in the meeting of the Indian National Congress, Calcutta, on December 27, 1911.
  • A 21-gun salute is given on every Republic Day when the President of India unfurls the national flag.

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