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73rd Republic Day celebrations on Jan 26, 2022

Posted on: January 27, 2022 | Back | Print



The Embassy of India in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & Principe celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India at its premises in Sao Tome on 26 January, 2022.

Ambassador Raghu Gururaj unfurled the National Flag and read out the Address of the President of India.  The address of the President of India highlighted the challenges faced by India amid the COVID pandemic and how the worldºs largest vaccination drive is progressing at a quick pace in India. The President of India also highlighted the fact that despite the intervention of COVID pandemic, the Indian economy is on the move again and is projected to grow at an impressive rate in the next fiscal year.  The President also underlined Indiaºs leadership role on climate change at the world stage.

The event was attended by over 40 persons,which included the small Indian community, important local officials, members of the media, academics and students from the universities and other friends of India.
During the celebration,

Ever year January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day in India. It was on this day in 1950 that the Indian Constitution came into existence. India got independence on August 15, 1947 from the British rule, which is celebrated as the Independence Day of India. However, it was on November 26, 1949 that Indian Constitution was first adopted. But the integration of this big nation and unifying the wide variety of cultural diversities was not done until January 26, 1950, that is the day when the Indian Constitution came into effect.

The constitution of India is a huge document which lays down procedures, powers, duties, fundamental rights and directive principles of Government of India & Indian citizens. The governing principle of the Indian Constitution is “of the people, for the people and by the people”, which signifies that the power is vested in the hands of the citizens of India.

Republic Day marks the celebration of the empowerment of Indian citizens to select their own government. It is a national holiday which commemorates the process of establishment of the Indian Constitution.