Republic Day: All you need to know to excel in a Social Experiment

January 23, 2015

Musicians across the world are known to break the stereotypes, except few who break the internet every now and then, and we again break the stereotype when it comes to being responsible towards the country. So let’s make sure we continue doing that because we are awesome! Here are a few facts that I’m sure you already know, or maybe not?

  • The Constitution of India came into force in 1950.
  • It came into force to replace the Government of India Act (1935) that the British introduced.
  • It took two years and three months to get it passed by the Constituent Assembly of India (28th August 1947 – 26th November 1949) and it got adopted two months later in 26th January 1950.
  • This particular day was purposely selected because 20 years back from the date in 1930, Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.
  • B. R. Ambedkar was appointed the chairman of the Drafting Committee that was appointed the draft a permanent constitution after Independence.

A lot of people don’t realize that there is another event that marks the ending of Republic day celebration. Beating Retreat marks the ending of Republic day celebration on the evening 29th January, the third day after the Republic Day. The ceremony is performed by the bands of the three wing of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force at Raisina Hills, Vijay Chowk, Rajpath.

All of this information may sound mundane but it’s really important that we know our roots and we remember where we belong. We all make resolutions for self-improvement on the New Year. Let’s make it a little different this time. Let’s take a pledge to contribute towards the growth of the country. The problem most of us face while doing that is that we set unrealistic target and often end up not being able to do anything. Small things matter the most at times:

You can’t:

  • Bring back black money.
  • Clean the streets overnight.
  • Develop infra-structure of the country.

However you can:

  • Vote and choose the right people who can make serious laws to counter that problem.
  • Stop littering and at least trying to convince our family and friends to do the same.
  • Stop bribing people and paying all due taxes that’ll help develop infrastructure.
So now if anyone asks you anything while doing a social experiment, you'll be well equipped. We know you all have been a good citizen, so we have something special for you this Republic Day. Follow us on social media channels to stay updated.

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