Indian Republic Day Quotes, Wishes and Messages

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26th January is a day of prominence to India and Indians. On this day in 1950, the Indian constitution came into force and the first Republic Day was celebrated. Since then, every year the nation observes this day as a day of remembrance of India’s constitution and its creator, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

To celebrate this day, people all over the country wish each other and send messages. Here are some of the best Republic day quotes, wishes and messages you can share with your friends and family. These are words that can rekindle the feeling of patriotism in every Indian. Find the one you like and share it. 

Best Republic Day Quotes

  • Let new India arise out of peasants cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler, and sweeper. – Swami Vivekananda
  • Patriotism is religion and religion is love for India. – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
  • The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of British rule in India. – Lala Lajpat Rai
  • If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.Romain Rolland
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  • Democracy means nothing if people are not able to work the democracy for the common good. – Chandra Bhushan
  • Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat. He must remember that he is an Indian. – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  • Swaraj is my birthright and I shall have it. – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Freedom is not given, it is taken. – Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
  • A country’s greatness lies in its undying ideals of love and sacrifice that inspire the mothers of the race. – Sarojini Naidu
  • A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland.Chandrashekhar Azad
Republic day famous personality quotes
  • We are Indians, firstly and lastly. – B. R. Ambedkar
  • You must be the change you want to see in the World. Mahatma Gandhi
  • India has no dearth of brave young men and women and if they get the opportunity and help then we can compete with other nations in space exploration and one of them will fulfill her dreams. – Atal Behari Vajpayee 
  • In the great books of India, an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence, which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the questions that exercise us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Republic day messages
  • We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future? – Jawaharlal Nehru 
  • Bombs and pistols do not make revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas. Bhagat Singh
  • Don’t see others doing better than you. Beat your own record every day because success is a fight between you and yourself. Chandra Shekhar Azad
  •  A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home. – Henry James
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Republic Day Facts

  • It took 2 years and 11 months to draft the Indian Constitution. It was signed by 308 members on January 24th, 1950 and became effective two days later. 
  • India became a Republic within the British Commonwealth. 
  • The birth of the Indian Republic and the installation of its first President were announced by a salute of 31 guns shortly after 10:30 am. 
  • Republic Day celebration is a three day-long affair with celebrations ending on 29th January with a Beating Retreat Ceremony.
  • During the Republic Day parade, “Abide with me” song is played and it is considered as one of Mahatma Gandhi’s favorites.
  • President Sukarno, Indonesia’s first President attended Republic Day celebrations as the first Chief Guest. 
  • The first Chief Guest to attend the Rajpath Parade in 1955 was none other than the first Governor-General of Pakistan, Malik Ghulam Mohammed.
  • From 1950-54, Republic Day was celebrated at Irwin Stadium (now called National Stadium), Red Fort, Ramlila Grounds and Kingsway. Republic Day was first celebrated at Rajpath in the year 1955.
  • Param Vir Chakra, the Maha Vir Chakra and the Vir Chakra were instituted by the Government of India on 26th January, 1950 which were deemed to have effect from the 15th August, 1947.
  • The Indian Air Force came into existence as an independent body on Republic Day. the Indian Air Force dropped its “Royal” prefix.

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