Speech on Republic Day
Greetings to my Respected Teachers and Dear students on the 70th Republic Day of India on 26th January. This day also marks our transition from a colonial state to an Independent Republic state. We all know that India got her independence on 15th August 1947 but still, we were under the Constitution of British rule till 26 January 1950. On this day, Constitution of India was accepted by its Constituent Assembly. On 26 January India emerged as the Democratic and Independent Nation. Rights that every citizen of India enjoys today are only because of this Constitution and its implementation.
The highest supreme document of India is this Constitution. It’s like a Holy book which states rights of the citizen. Every country has its own set of Constitution. Without it, a country cannot be run. All the legislative assemblies need to follow them so that developed countries can be established. It makes sure that every citizen of the country enjoys privileges and rights. A lot of struggle had been put by our freedom fighters to create and build this new Country. Many people even lost their lives during this struggle.
Instead of sitting quietly, the architect of Indian constitution worked hard to draft the Constitution of India. It’s a very long and a hectic procedure. It requires very fine working brains. Because they had a strong vision. They want new India to be free of colour, caste and creed system. They had a vision that Every Individual entitled to enjoy all the rights that a common citizen should. There should not be any discrimination of any kind among different sections of people. The right of freedom, expression, education, employment and dressing should be given to everyone. Indians already faced a lot of hardships and discrimination due to British rule. So they wanted a free and a discrimination-free India. The people who developed and devised the Constitution were a group of intellectual Indian people who had a long sight of the conditions and rulings of the Indian Government.
Basically, the makers of Indian Constitution, which came into effect on India’s first Republic day, wanted a government which is made by the people and is from the people. The power should all rest among the people. It’s very important for all of us that we should understand that India is a Republic State. It means that Government which is present here is being elected by the people. So, Government officials only use their powers and exercise their rules according to the Constitution of India. It’s all in a democratic setup. The people of India have been given the power to choose their government.
In a republic state, people are true stakeholders and also the pillars of the state. In our own capacities, we are pillars of our state. Soldiers look after their country. Doctors, nurses and Engineers all tend to help the country in their specific ways. Even the sweeper also cleans the nation and is a big pillar of the country.
Maybe I missed here some names but the punch line is that every citizen of India is a pillar and plays a great role in the development of a country. We all should take the democracy of our nation forward with pride and full responsibility. So that a nation is moved on a path of prosperity and progress. A little effort from everyone is required. It can only be achieved if we all are united and follow the principles of the constitution. Everyone should take a day off from their services and teach their children the importance of this constitution and its implementation.
In the end, I would like to conclude my speech by wishing you all a very happy Republic Day. We should all accept the fact that we all are irrespective of the caste and creed system. We should also teach the same thing to our children. In fact, they will be the next pillars after us for our country. I pray and hope that we all very soon achieve the goals of prosperity that was once saw by our Grandparents. God Bless you all.
Thanks for hearing me out. Have a nice day.
Ananda – edited.