26th January India Republic Day 2018, chief Guest & why celebrated on this day
Why Republic Day is celebrated on 26th January only?
Its common view because of gazetted holiday on 26th January each year, Republic Day is celebrated. Let me tell you this conception is cent percent wrong, India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic.
The Constituent Assembly adopted 26th Nov, 1949 day for Constitution of India but bought in force on January 26, 1950.
The reason behind was the struggle for the independence against British Rule. In 1929 during the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (President Jawaharlal Nehru), members of the constituent assembly decided to enforce the constitution on January 26, marking it as Republic Day.
Delhi Republic Day parade:
The different regiments of the Indian Army, Navy and Air force march past in their dresses. This shows the diversity and richness of the India Culture.
This unique ceremony is held on the evening of the third day after the Republic day that is on 29th January.
Chief Guest for 2018 Republic Day:
Leaders from the 10 ASEAN nations will be the chief guests at Republic Day 2018.
Thailand– General Prayut Chan-o-cha, current Prime Minister of Thailand.
Vietnam– Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Vietnam.
Indonesia – Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia since2014.
Malaysia– Dato Sri Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Philippines– Rodrigo Duterte is the President of Philippines.
Singapore– Lee Hsien Loong, current Prime Minister of Singapore.
Myanmar– Aung San Suu Kyi, State Councillor of Myanmar.
Cambodia– Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
Laos– Thongloun Sisoulith, the Prime Minister of Laos.
Brunei– Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan & current Prime Minister of Brunei