Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Republic Day!

Today, India is celebrating the 63rd Republic Day with grandeur. The Constitution of India was passed by the Constituent Assembly of India on November 26, 1949, but came into effect on January 26, 1950. As a school going child we only remember that this day was a national holiday, Indian flag will be hoisted, and in the evening usually cultural events are arranged in most cities. The day will be celebrated every year with much enthusiasm all over the country to mark the importance of the occasion.
As I grew up and with the entry of television set in my home, on the Republic Day I have enjoyed watching the famous grand parade to the historic Red Fort in New Delhi concluding with the President’s address to the nation.
On the eve of Republic Day, the country's highest civilian awards are conferred in various categories, namely, bravery awards, gallantry awards, Bharat Ratna, and Padma awards. Bravery awards are presented to recognize and honor children below 16 years of age who have performed outstanding deeds of bravery and selfless sacrifice.  Gallantry award are conferred to appreciate brave and gallant. Bharat Ratna is awarded to the great contributors who brought international recognition by excelling in their fields. The Padma awards are given in all disciplines/ fields of activities 'Padma Vibhushan' is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; 'Padma Bhushan' for distinguished service of high order and 'Padma Shri' for distinguished service in any field. These awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year. This year 109 eminent people were awarded. Of these, Andhra Pradesh received 2 awards one to Syed Mohammed Arif, sports, badminton; and the other to Dr. G. Muniratnam, social work.
Freedom in Mind, Faith in Words,
Pride in our Heart, Memories in our Souls.
Let’s Salute the Nation on REPUBLIC DAY!

1 comment:

  1. మన తెలుగు - చంద్రశేఖర్January 26, 2012

    very prompt, right on time :-)


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