The Day of the Republic pays tribute to the date when India’s Constitution came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Indian Government’s (1935) law as a document governing India.
The Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 and entered into force on 26 January 1950, a system of democratic government, the completion of the country’s transition to an independent republic. January 26 was chosen as the day of the Republic because it was that day, in 1930, when the Declaration of Independence of India (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the National Congress of India, As opposed to the dominant position offered by the Briton system.
It is one of the three national holidays in India, the other two being Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
The main celebration of the Day of the Republic is celebrated in the national capital, New Delhi, on the Rajpath to the President of India. On this day, ceremonial parades take place in the Rajpath, which are made as a tribute to India, its unity in diversity and rich cultural heritage.
In 2016, on the occasion of the 67th Day of the Republic, the Maharashtra Government Protocol Department held its first parade in the Republic Day Parade Delhi lines along the entire extent of Marine Drive in Mumbai.