Overview: In this post, we will see a short conversation about the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day and why both days are different.
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s head on straight to the short conversation and find out what is the difference between Independence Day and Republic Day.
Student 1: Hey, now that on 26th January we are celebrating Independence Day…
Student 2: Wait! Stop right there! We are celebrating Independence Day?
Student 1: Yeah, it is 26th January right?
Student 2: Yes, it is 26th January but we celebrate Republic Day today!
Student 1: What? This means that for the whole time I was thinking that we are celebrating Independence Day today. Ohh my God! I was confused.
Student 2: See, there is a difference between Independence Day and Republic Day.
Student 1: I think on one day, India’s constitution was drafted and on the other day India got independence.
Student 2: That is correct. So, on 26th January, India celebrates Republic Day, the day when the constitution was commemorated.
Student 1: Ohhh, so on 15 August, India got independence, right?
Student 2: Bingo!
Student 1: I had read somewhere that on November 26, we observe that day as Constitution Day, but then why do we observe it again on 26th January?
Student 2: On 26th January, the constitution came into effect.
Student 1: Ohh, so the constitution was formed in November but it came into effect in January.
Student 2: Yes, and before, the constitution day was observed as National Law Day. And, do you know that Constitution Day is also known as Samvidhan Diwas?
Student 1: No, I didn’t know about this!
Student 2: And the founders of the constitution were Dr. BR Ambedkar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Student 1: Yes, I have studied that!
Student 2: So, come on! Let’s prepare the stage for the flag hoisting!
Student 1: Yeah, let’s go!