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If India got freedom on August 15, 1947 why it took 2 years 11 months and 18 days to declare India as republic?

As we the Indians celebrated republic day each year with lots of happiness, and pride on the India Gate in New Delhi and all over India. People see the March past and the stunts perform by Pilots sitting in Fighter plane, speech by honorable Prime Minister of India. Many types of performance people usually see on this day including the National Heroes from the Land (Indian Army), Water (Indian Navy), and Air (Indian Air Force). On this day people watch the program from their home through Television, or live on the India Gate.

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This is really important for each and every Indian to know how republic day came into existence.

It may come as a shock; but Indian leaders were in favor of Dominion Status which says that the Monarch of the United Kingdom would continue to be the constitutional head of India.

1927: Many leaders like Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru came forward with ‘complete freedom’ initiative. This idea inspired the young Congress Leaders including Jawaharlal Nehru and Subhas Chandra Bose.

1928: In this year a resolution was passed by the Indian National Congress (INC) for “dominion status” but Britishers reject that proposal and said that “India is not capable for the Dominion status.

1929: In year 1929 during the Lahore Session, the congress chose the Jawaharlal Nehru as the President and demanded for “Purna Swaraj” that is the Complete Independence for India.

1930: To celebrate the incident, the last Sunday of January which accidentally fell on 26th day of the month. So the Independence Day was celebrated with the Nehru Ji and the surrounded people on the banks of river Ravi in City Lahore.

1947: In this year India on August 15, gained complete freedom from the British.

1949: In this year and in the month of November of day 26 Constitution of India was formed and hence waited for two months for the same. And this is how the Republic Day is celebrated on January 26.

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