India will celebrate its 75th Republic Day on January 26, 2024. Republic Day is the celebration of Purna Swaraj and on this day India’s constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Republic Day in India is celebrated through majestic parades and colorful tableaux, which showcase the vibrant cultures from different parts of the country. Also, the unveiling of the tricolor by the President of India on the Kartavya Path is another part of the celebration.
Unfurling of Tricolour on Republic Day
On the morning of Republic Day, the President of India unfurls the tricolor. But the unveiling of the tricolor is different from the flag hoisting on Independence Day by the Prime Minister of India.
On Independence Day, the national flag is tied to the lower part of the flagpole and raised by the Prime Minister of India. The flag-raising ceremony on Independence Day is the symbol of freedom from British rule and the establishment of an independent India.
Meanwhile, on Republic Day, the unfurling of the national flag by the President of India marks the adoption of the Constitution. On Republic Day, the national flag is tied to the pole in a bundle with flower petals, which indicates that India was already independent by the time of the first republic.
History Behind Unfurling of Tricolour on Republic Day
Also, there’s a brief history behind the unfurling ceremony of Tricolor on Republic Day. When India gained independence, there was no official president of India. So, at that time, the last governor-general of India, Lord Mountbatten, was handling the responsibility.
But Indian people didn’t want the British to hoist the national flag, so Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru hoisted the flag. After that, on every Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India hoists the flag.
Then, when the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, took charge of the office, he unfurled the national flag on Republic Day. Since then, every President of India has unfurled the national flag on Republic Day.
Tricolur Unfurled on Republic Day FAQs
A. India will celebrate its 75th Republic Day on January 26, 2024.
A. President of India Draupadi Murmu will unfurl the Tricolour on Republic Day 2024.
A. The Tricolour unfurling ceremony takes place early in the morning at the Kartavya Path.
A. The unfurling of tricolor is done by the President of India on Republic Day, and hoisting of color is done by the Prime Minister of India on Republic Day.