India to begin Republic Day celebrations from Subhas Chandra Bose birth anniversary on January 23: Reports

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jan 15, 2022, 01:48 PM(IST)

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India celebrates January 26 as Republic Day to mark the date when the Constitution of India came into effect on January 26 in 1950

India might start the Republic Day celebrations every year from January 23 instead of January 24 in order to include the birth anniversary of the country's freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, news agency PTI reported citing government sources. 

The sources have said that the latest reports are is in line with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's focus on commemorating important aspects of our history and culture. 

India celebrates January 26 as Republic Day, which is a national holiday in the country. The nation marks the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on January 26 in 1950. 

When it replaced the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The nation was turned into a newly formed republic.

Earlier, the government had started the celebration of the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose as Parakram Divas. 

Other important days that have become a yearly affair are Partition Horrors Remembrance Day (August 14), National Unity Day (October 31), Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas (November 15), Constitution Day (November 26), Veer Baal Diwas (December 26).

(With inputs from agencies)

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