Republic Day 2024

We all are aware that India accepted its own constitution on 26 January 1950, the day that is celebrated with grandeur as Republic Day in the country. But prior to this day, on January 24 and 25, significant events took place in Indian history that were as important as January 26 in making India a sovereign state.

 The significance of January 24 and January 25 in Indian history

On January 24,  the song Jana Gana Mana was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India. The song was originally composed in Bangla by poet Rabindranath Tagore and its Hindi version was adopted as the National Anthem of the country.

On January 25,  the Election Commission of India was established as a constitutional body that conducted India’s first election in 1951. Both these events are major rungs in the ladder of India becoming a republic.