8 lesser known facts about Republic day

By TravelDine

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The constitution of India came to being at 10:18 am on 26th Jan, 1950 

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The first copy of the constitution was not printed, but handwritten and calligraphed in both Hindi and English 

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From 1950 to 1954, Republic day parade was held at Irwin Stadium, Kingsway, Red Fort, and Ramleela Maidan respectively. 

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Since 1955, Rajpath became the permanent venue for Republic day parade 

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Dr. Sukarno, President of Indonesia, was the first guest invited for 1950 parade 

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The Governor-General of Pakistan Malik Ghulam Mohammad was invited in 1955 when the first parade was held at Rajpath

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The Indian airforce came into existence as an independent body on Republic day   

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Republic day is a 3-day affair It ends on 29th Jan with beating retreat march held at Vijay Chowk 

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