Top 10 Facts about the Indian Republic Day

#Fact 1
On January 26, 1950, the word Royal was dropped from Royal Air Force and it became Indian Air Force on this day.

#Fact 2
 The lion head from Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath was formally adopted as the national emblem on the same day.

#Fact 3
The peacock was declared as the national bird on this day in 1963 Until our Constitution came into force, we used the British era Government of India Act 1935 to rule our country.

#Fact 4
India's major national awards (such as Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan) are awarded during the ceremony.

#Fact 5
One of the most popular tune that is played at the Republic day functions is'Abide with me', a Christian hymn, which was said to be Mahatma  Gandhi's favourite.

#Fact 6
Republic Day celebration actually lasts for three days! The 'Beating Retreat' held on 29th January, marks the end of all Republic day celebrations in the country. The ceremony is held at Vijay Chowk where bands of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy perform.

#Fact 7
 There are just two original copies of the constitution in the country written in Hindi and English. They have been preserved in helium-filled cases in the Parliament of India. This constitution has been calligraphed and not printed. Such photo lithographic copies are in circulation and only 1000 copies have been written till date.

#Fact 8

The President addresses the Republic Day whereas; the Prime Minister addresses the Independence Day.

#Fact 9
 The date 26th January was especially selected since it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day (26th January 1930).

#Fact 10
India’s motto “Satyamev Jayate” is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad,from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911.

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