At the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. : Stock Photo
At the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. : Stock Photo

At the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath.

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The Constitution of India came into force, and constitution declared itself as a 'Republic' on January 26, 1950, a date thereafter celebrated annually as Republic Day in India. The Constitution had been drafted by the Constituent Assembly which was set up when India gained its independence from the British in 1947. This, in fact, was a deliberate act: the 26th of January was initially India's 'Independence Day', one of Mahatma Gandhi's many symbolic acts during India's struggle for freedom against British colonial rule, and the adoption of the Constitution on this date was felt able to strengthen its initial meaning, one calling for Indians of all ages to declare their freedom from the British Raj. It is one of three national holidays in India, the other two being the nation's Independence Day on August 15 (since 1947) and the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2. And so, after the disposal of the Empire of India, King George VI was the last and only 'Emperor' of modern India.

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