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The full name of India is Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Democracy. Indian Republic Day or Republic Day is celebrated on 6 January 1950, for the rule of India , 1935, the Government of India Act, instead of the Indian Constitution, the same event to commemorate. It is a national day in India . With the enactment of the Constituent Assembly Constitution of India on January 26, 1950, India became a democratic state. Exactly two months before its enactment , the Constitution of India was approved by the Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 . January 26 was chosen as the day for the enactment of the Constitution because on the same day in 1930 AD, the resolution for full independence was declared and adopted by the Indian National Congress. This day is one of the three national days of India . The other two national days are Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti respectively . On this day various events are organized all over India. The central parade is held on the streets of New Delhi . The President of India is present on the occasion. President Rajendra Prasad (in a horse-drawn carriage) prepares to take part in the first Republic Day parade on the streets of New Delhi , 1950. India was liberated from British rule on 15 August 1947 as a result of a long independence movement . A special feature of this freedom movement was the almost non-violent non-cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi and the lawlessness movement . The process of gaining independence was completed with the passage of the Indian Independence Act in the UK Parliament . As a result, British India broke into the Commonwealth of Nations under the dominion as the two independent states of India and Pakistan was born. Although India became independent on 15 August 1947, he remained the head of state George VI and Lord Louis Mountbatten were its Governor-General.(Full article...)
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