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Lido Learning wishes everyone a very Happy Republic Day! Let us promise to always fight for the honour of our tricolour.
It is never too early for our children to understand the importance of India’s political, economic and social structure. Elections, our Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties and so on are important to be understood at an early age so that our little ones can start thinking for themselves, making calculated decisions, without being influenced by outside sources.
And as we get ready to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of India legally adopting its constitution, we’re giving you ideas for a few quick conversations you can have with your child to help them understand why this holiday is so important!
What does “Republic” in Republic Day stand for?
A Republic by definition means a country or a state which is ruled by representatives of the citizen body, by election and not by a monarchy.
And India got the status of being a Republic on the 26th of January, 1950.
It was at this time that citizens became entitled to their fundamental rights after the Constitution of India was implemented in the country.
How do we choose a Prime Minister? Does every country get to choose?
A democracy entails us to elect our leaders through a voting process, and gives us, the people of the country, control of choosing the majority of its members.
Least to say, elections seem like a very long, complicated process. But they’re not.
We have three levels of government in India: central government, state government, local government.
Simply put, citizens (above 18 years of age) elect the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of the Parliament (MPs), MLAs elect the CM of a state, MLAs and MPs elect the President, and the President selects the Prime Minister who is, in turn, the leader of winning party in Lok Sabha.
And no, not every country in the world chooses its leader by election.
Countries like the UAE, Nepal, Thailand, Qatar, Maldives, Lebanon, etc. don’t have a functioning electoral system.
Why does a democracy need a constitution?
The Constitution is important because is the supreme law of India. Fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions, fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens are all mentioned in the Constitution, and we, as citizens, must abide by it, no matter what.
Who are the soldiers who defend our borders?
We have the Indian Armed Force, which contains the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Next come the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which handle the internal security in India.
The CAPF is divided into 7 sections — Assam Rifles, Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Security Guards (NSG), and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
What does The Constitution do for us, the common people?
We as citizens of India have 6 Fundamental Rights and 11 Fundamental Duties.
Mentioned below are our 6 important Fundamental Rights –
Article 14 – 18: Right to Equality
Article 19 – 22: Right to Freedom
Article 23 – 24: Right Against Exploitation
Article 25 – 28: Right to Freedom of Religion
Article 29 – 30: Cultural and Educational Rights
Article 30: 35 Right to Constitutional Remedies
What are our Fundamental Duties?
Here they are:
- Abide by the Indian Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Anthem and the National Flag
- One must cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired the national struggle for freedom
- Uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India
- Defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
- Promote harmony and spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities and renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women
- Value and preserve the rich heritage of the country’s composite culture
- Protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes rivers, and wildlife and have compassion for living creatures
- Develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform
- Safeguard public property and abjure violence
- Strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement
- Provide opportunities for education of his child or ward between the age of six and fourteen years
Isn’t that so interesting to read?
Does India celebrate its Republic day alone?
No! Countries like China, the UK, Japan, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Greece, Brazil, France, Vietnam and Thailand (to name a few) have been invited in the past to witness the grand occasion of India’s Republic Day at Rajpath, New Delhi.
How does the country celebrate it?
India celebrates its Republic Day with splendour and grandiose over 3 days!
Yes, you read that right. It’s not just a 1-day event!
It begins on the 26th, with the tableaus of all states showing their valour, and ends on the 29th with the Beating Retreat.
This takes place on Raisina Hill (Delhi) where the Air Force, Army, and the Navy display their individual bands in splendour.
The flag is then brought down while the hymn, “Abide with me” is played. The celebration comes to an end with a bugle call, after which all the bands retreat to the tunes of “Sare Jahan Se Accha”.
There you go, folks! Happy Republic Day to you!
Isn’t there just so much to learn about India and its Republic Day?
We hope you enjoyed reading about what makes this auspicious so special and will continue to carry on its legacy in the best way possible.
See you soon!