Republic Day of India is celebrated every year on the 26th of January as a national holiday. It is the day when the constitution of India came into effect on 26th January 1950. The day is widely celebrated in schools, colleges, and offices, throughout the country. The Chief Guest of the Republic Day celebration in January 2021 in New Delhi will be Suriname's President Chandrikapersad Santokhi. I have given below, three impressive speeches of varying lengths on Republic Day for my readers.
Short and Long Speech on 72nd Republic Day (26 January)
Good morning everyone! Special thanks to dear Principal Sir, respected guests and teaching staff and of course lots of love to my dear friends. As you all know that today is 26th January and the nation is celebrating Republic Day.
Huge events are held throughout the country, in every nook and corner of it. The people of India, have a huge love for their country and also love its republic and democratic status. All the progress we have made since independence has been only because we were declared a Republic on the same day in 1950 when the Constitution of India came into force.
It is our duty to remember that the privileges that we enjoy today are possible only because the provisions for it have been laid in the constitution. As we love our country; we must also have the same amount of respect for our constitution.
Let us also remember those great men and women who have given their lives to build the nation. Freedom fighters, farmers, laborers, office goers, politicians, everyone is equally important a pillar of the nation, on which it stands.
On this Republic Day, let us honor the nation, its constitution, and its brave men and women who live in unison despite several demographic differences. Jai Hind!
Respected Principal Sir, teachers, honored guests, and my dear friends. We are here to celebrate India’s 72nd Republic Day. It was on 26th January 1950 that the shackle of imperialism, that has gripped India for almost two centuries, was finally broken.
Though we were declared free on 15th August 1947, it was only on 26th January 1950 that a new life was infused in us through the Constitution. With the constitution of India coming into effect, the nation became Republic and that was the true meaning of freedom.
It was on the same day in 1950 that huge powers were vested in us – the people of India. And there were no demarcations either – the richest and the poorest; the educated and the illiterate; men, women everyone was given equal power and privileges.
We were able to choose our own government, elected democratically for a fixed period of time, in case we find it’s functioning unsatisfactorily. Today we celebrate the very spirit of being a Republic, which describes a government as – ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’.
As we know that huge celebrations are taking place today, throughout the nation. Everyone is in a patriotic mood today and the nationalistic feelings are running high. But amid all these celebrations and splendor, let’s not forget about those great forefathers of ours, who have sacrificed their all to let us breathe in free air.
They not only made us free but also made sure that we became the Democratic Republic as well. They had the vision and well understood the necessity of becoming a Republic and its advantages.
Let’s remember those great men and women today on this auspicious occasion and pledge to respect the constitution in words and in spirit.
I know that it’s time to celebrate, so I should end my speech now. Before I go I would like to congratulate you all on the Republic Day and hope that we all, as a nation, grow stronger with each passing year.
Thank You! Jai Hind!
Respected Principal Sir, teachers, and my dear friends. As you all know that today we are celebrating 72nd Republic Day.
It is the day when India became Republic on 26th January 1950, when the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly. Thus India became a country governed by its own people and not by any foreign power. After almost two centuries of subjugation to the British, the people of India were now empowered to choose their own government and also change it every five years.
Friends, just imagine what a big delight, the transition from a dominion to Republic must have been, for millions of our brothers and sisters. Sure they would have celebrated and today we continue the celebrations with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
Only the country that has faced two hundred years of oppression, subjugation, and imperialism, could value the virtue of being a Republic, more than anything else in the world.
But, I must tell you all that how simple it might seem today, the transition from Dominion to Republic wasn’t an easy one. Not at all!
It was only made possible through the persistent struggles by our great freedom fighters, against the British Crown. Millions of Indians had lost their lives in their pursuit of freedom. They knew that they were risking their own lives; nevertheless, they chose to fight, so that the future generations – I and you can breathe in free air. What great men and women they must have been!
Some of them we know very well– Mahatma Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai, Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Lakshmi Bai, and Capt. Laxmi Sehgal among others.
But there are several others, whose name we will not find in any history books, nevertheless, their contribution was not any inferior. Today is the day for us to bow down to those noble souls and commemorate their sacrifice.
The day also calls for remembering those who have given their time and effort in drafting the Constitution of India that governs the nation today. As you all know that the Constitution is the supreme governing document, something like an absolute rule book that applies to the whole nation. Without the Constitution of our own, the idea of Republic would have been pointless.
Let us also bow down to the people who made it possible - Those who were in the Constitution drafting committee or those who supported the drafting in some way or the other.
Let’s bow down to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, K.M. Munshi, and other members of the drafting committee and the 284 members of the Constituent Assembly. Let us also not forget Prem Behari Narain Raizada, the calligrapher who wrote the Constitution by hand and hundreds of others who have given their effort and time.
Today, we must celebrate and boast of the progress we have made as a Republic, in the past seven decades. But at the same time, we must also reaffirm our faith in the Constitution and abide by its every word with religious diligence.
Let the celebrations remind us of – the values and privileges of being a Republic; the sacrifices of our forefathers; the successes we have made so far and also the failures as well.
I take the opportunity to request you all to be inclusive of all our brothers and sisters despite several demographic differences of caste, religion, culture, states, etc. The true meaning of the Republic lies only in the mutual brotherhood among all Indian citizens. This way, it makes more sense to the celebrations and makes them even grander.
I think I have said enough. I won’t take any of your valuable time as you all must be impatient to celebrate Republic Day. Jai Hind!