Our great republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule”

To start with, team Fedena would like to wish you a very happy 69th Republic Day. Also known as “Gantantra Divas”, this day is very special for every Indian citizen. It is often celebrated with colorfully organized culture events held across the country. The streets hum with patriotic songs, and a brotherly spirit is found in every heart as they share in the celebrations with sweets and music. To pay tribute to our freedom fighters, Prime Minister lays a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate, which is then followed by the main function at Red Fort in New Delhi. The PM unfurls the national flag and gives a motivational speech, which is immediately succeeded by the national anthem sung by millions of people both present at the parades and at their homes. The parades are often performed by the army, navy, and airforce where they display the latest technologies and advancements. The schools and various states show their cultural diversity by displaying various tableaus.

In schools and colleges, students celebrate this day with teachers and their classmates. Even though this day is a gazetted holiday, the schools remain open in celebration. Students celebrate this by singing the national anthem and performing various cultural events. To enlighten the students about our nation’s history, school conduct various competitions such as debates, essay writing, patriotic poetry, songs and dance competitions focused on Republic Day.

To be a part of the celebrations, we wanted to add our take on the speeches about this momentous day. The speeches are a reflection of our nation’s history and the diversity which identifies our country as a unique republic.

Looking to write a terrific Republic Day speech this 26th January?

Republic day is one of the three national festivals of India. The Government of India celebrates this festival with full fervor. Motivational Speeches are given at various institutions on this day. Before writing or delivering a speech on this topic one should be aware of the importance of this day. A person should know details of the struggle and history of this festival so that the words could leave an impact on the mind of the listeners.

Whether you are a student, teacher or an academic researcher, here is a single point resource of relevant information and facts that will help you put together a speech which will stand out and be remembered by those who hear you.

Before beginning to write your speech, you need to understand the importance and relevance of Republic Day for this nation.

History of INDIA

The name of our great freedom fighters and Indian Leaders are Mahatma Gandhi,  Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Lal Bahadur Shastri, etc. They fought for our country against the British Rule to make India a free country.

No one can never forget their sacrifices for the country. On these great occasions, we always remember them and salute them. We got this freedom because of them; now we can think from our minds and live freely in our nation without anyone’s force.

India’s first president was Dr. Rajendra Prasad who said that “we find the whole vast land brought together under the jurisdiction of one constitution and one union which takes over responsibility for the welfare of more than 320 million men and women inhabit it”. How shame to say that, still we are fighting with crime, corruption, and violence.

The fundamental rights and duties of the people of the Republic in India have been laid down in our constitution. Every citizen of India is equal in the eye of the law, and no one has to suffer because of religion, creed, caste, color or race.

Fellow Citizens

Our Republic has come a long way and we must appreciate how far successive generations have brought us. Equally, we must appreciate that our voyage is far from complete. There are still waters to cover, still gaps to fill and still tears to wipe. We have to recalibrate our yardstick of achievement and success – from quantity to quality; from a literate society to a knowledge society; from a nation that has room for all segments and all communities to a family that invokes, encourages and celebrates the uniqueness and potential in each person – each daughter and each son.

In his book “India of My Dreams”, Mahatma Gandhi wrote of an India where the poorest will have an “effective voice”, where there will be no “high class and low class”, where “all communities shall live in perfect harmony”, and where “women will enjoy the same rights as men”. These ideals are a constant reminder of the India that we are building. In this context, the recent constitutional amendment to provide special facilities for talented children from poorer families is another step to an India of our dreams – and of Gandhiji’s dreams.

The human experience is built on partnerships. Partnerships at home build a family. Partnerships at work build a business. Partnerships of different stakeholders build society. Partnerships of the government and the people build our nation. And partnerships of nations build a better world. In this manner partnerships are the thread knitting together family, nation and world – and leading to the treatment of the World as a Family: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Partnerships are enhanced by open communication, honest conversation and unstinted compassion. This is true with members of our families. This is also true with sections or groups that have been historically disadvantaged and whose grievances must continue to be heard and addressed. It is important to create avenues for such conversations, even if they are inconvenient. In a society experiencing rapid change, we must be prepared for such conversations. And similarly we must be alive to the need for compassion – to those less privileged than us and to the differently-abled, for example.

Our society has shown great regard for those, whether individuals or institutions, who devote themselves to people’s welfare and go beyond the call of duty. The concept of seva, of devotion to public service and to the broadening of the ambit of justice, must get its due. Well-intentioned contributions of individuals, of groups of people, of institutions, whether public or private, of society at large, or for that matter of the government, must be acknowledged and appreciated.

These are guiding principles for us at home as well as abroad. These are guiding principles that shape India’s global approach – whether in peace-keeping, climate change mitigation, development partnerships, or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. These are earning India a new respect in the international system.

These are the principles, I would stress, that are at the root of our Republic. Our Republic’s vision is that of reaching democratic goals by democratic means, pluralistic goals by pluralistic means, enlightened goals by enlightened means, inclusive goals by inclusive means, compassionate goals by compassionate means – and constitutional goals by constitutional means.

May those principles always illuminate our path! After all, “We, the People…” gave ourselves this Constitution and “We, the People…” are the custodians and upholders of its principles.

With those words, I once again wish all of you a happy Republic Day.

Jai Hind!

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