Teaching kids about Republic Day is a perfect way to instill patriotism among them. It gives you a sense of belonging to the country in which you were born and helps to make you responsible citizens. So, make an effort this 26th January to clarify to children the significance of India’s Republic Day, and make it fun for them by celebrating it in a child-friendly way.
The freedom we enjoy today is a blessing that those brave freedom fighters and great leaders who fought for the independence of our nation from the British rule have given us. As parents, it is our duty to ensure that our children love and respect their country and keep patriotism alive.
Between Republic Day and Independence Day, most children become confused. So, first, it is important to explain the difference between the two to them. Tell them that, although India became independent of the British government on 15 August 1947, it was not a republic until 26 January 1950, when it adopted its newly written constitution. Be sure the children recognize this difference.
Why Is Republic Day Celebrated?
The Constitution of India, adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, entered into force on 26 January 1950. That completed India’s transition to becoming an independent republic with a democratic system of government. 26 January was also chosen as the day to mark the Day of the Republic because it was on that day that the Indian National Congress (INC) declared the Declarati.
Importance To Celebrate Republic Day
- India is a republic. A republic is a country in which the nation’s decision-making power lies with the people’s elected representatives rather than a king or a ruler themselves.
- Republic Day is celebrated on 26 January in India, since on 26 January 1950 India was declared a republic.
- Our nation officially adopted the constitution written by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, after six months of independence from the British rule.
- This was when our fundamental rights were protected by the Government of India.
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad has taken the oath to be India’s first president. This wonderful and memorable event was witnessed by thousands of people with great excitement and jubilation.
- This was the beginning of an important chapter in modern India’s history since we had officially lifted British legislation and made way for citizen-friendly rules.
- There’s a Grand Republic Day Parade held in New Delhi at Rajpath on this day.
- This marvelously reflects the diverse cultural heritage of all of India’s 29 states and displays Indian military skills. We also pay tribute to our freedom fighters and brave soldiers who put their lives down for our safety.
- Awards such as the Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, and Vir Chakra are given posthumously to the brave soldiers.
- Brave kids who are National Bravery Awards recipients are respected and supported.
Republic Day 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be the main guest to celebrate the Republic Day 2020. The Ministry of Defense has chosen 22 tableaus for the Republic Day parade from 56 proposals The tableau of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will represent its humanitarian efforts during catastrophes such as cyclones and floods, rolling this Republic Day Parade down the Rajpath for the first time. The newly introduced heavy-lift helicopters Apache and Chinook will make their debut in the flypast this year to demonstrate the Indian Air Force’s firepower.
Tips to Celebrate The Republic Day with Kids
- Wake them up early and watch the Republic Day parade live on telecast together. This way, when teaching them about the diverse cultures of our world, you will get to spend some quality time with them.
- Bring them in your neighborhood for a flag hoist or make sure they attend the one at school.
- Get together and plan a brief patriotic skit for the children in your apartment and neighborhood on Republic Day. Rehearsing and preparing the costumes and props for the skit will probably take you a week. Trust me, they’ll love all the excitement and also learn something or two in the process.
- Gather the children from your apartment or neighborhood, and have an evening storytelling session on Republic Day. Invite people to tell them stories of our liberation struggle. The kids lap these up hungrily.
We also remark that a sense of patriotism is missing in this younger generation. If you want your kid to grow up feeling linked to his homeland, however, start teaching him to love and support his own country from a very young age. Don’t just see January 26 as a public holiday–as a day off from work. Use this day as an opportunity to inspire your child’s pride in the rich heritage, past, and importance of freedom that his country holds.