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Here Some Fun Facts About Our Republic Day

1.The first Republic Day was celebrated three years after we got Independence that is, on January26, 1950. Actually, it took 2 years and 11 months for the Indian Constitution to be drafted.

2.Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India took the Oath of President-ship (at Dubar Hall of government house) for the first time on January 26th, 1950.

3.During the Republic Day parade, a Christian song “Abide With Me” is played and it is considered as one of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite songs.

Abide With Me

5.President Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President attended Republic Day celebrations as the first Chief Guest.

6.The importance of Republic Day could be estimated by the fact that it is a three day long affair with celebrations ending on 29th January with a Beating Retreat Ceremony.

7.The first Republic Day parade was held at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium and was attended by 15,000 civilians.

8.India's motto 'Satyamev Jayate' is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911.

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