Republic Day is celebrated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm on January 26 to honour the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect. This year, we will be celebrating the 70th Republic Day.
On this day, a parade is organized from Rajpath to Red Fort that showcases India’s culture, heritage and defense capabilities. It is held in the capital, New Delhi and is organized by the Ministry of Defence.
From 1950-54, Republic Day was celebrated at Irwin Stadium (now called National Stadium), Red Fort, Ramlila Grounds and Kingsway. It was first celebrated at Rajghat in 1955.
On the eve of Republic Day, the President of India distributes Padma Awards to the civilians of India every year. These are the second-highest civilian awards in India after Bharat Ratna.
These awards are given in three categories, viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, in decreasing order of importance.
On this day, the fever of patriotism is also high among people. So here are some patriotic songs that will instill a sense of pride in you:
Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon
The song by Lata Mangeshkar is one of the best patriotic songs that will instill patriotism in you. Though the song was sung years ago, it still fills people with a sense of pride and sparks patriotism in them.
Aisa Des Hai Mera
This song from Veer-Zaara is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Gurdas Mann, and Pritha Majumdar. It portrays the culture of India and sparks patriotism in everyone.
Chak De! India
This song from Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De India. It is one of the most energetic patriotic songs that you will ever hear. It is sung by Sukhvinder Singh, Salim Merchant and Marianne D’Cruz.
Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
This song from King Khan’s Swades is another song that will wake the patriot in you and heighten your spirit of nationalism. The song is sung by AR Rahman.
Desh Mere Desh Mere
This song from the movie Ajay Devgan starrer ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ will imbue you with a feeling of complete surrender for the country’s good.
You can also tell us about your favourite patriotic track in the comment section below.