Republic day is celebrated every year on January 26. This day is decreed as National holiday since January 26, 1950. Indian became free on August 15, 1945 and was declared as Sovereign, Democratic and Republic State with the adoption of constitution of India in 1950.
India is celebrating its 64th Republic Day in the year 2013. Chief guest of Republic day 2013 is Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said Al Said. As every year, this year too Republic day will be celebrated in a grand way all around the country.
On Republic Day, flag hoisting ceremonies accompanied by armed forces is held in all parts of the Country. The Republic Day Parade in Delhi is presided over by the President of India.
The Prime Minister of India, lays a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year.By this, the Nation pays respect to all the members of the Armed Forces who sacrificed their lives for the country. This is followed by 21 gun salute and thereafter the National flag is unfurled.
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