Watch out live Mass PT Exercise by school students at Mahavir Stadium of Hisar District on Republic Day Celebration. (2015)
Republic Day is celebrated every year on 26 January to commemorate the date and moment when the Constitution of India came into effect.
On Republic Day, it was the Chief Minister who would unfurl the national flag and gave a speech at the state capital, the honours would be done by a Minister or Police Commissioner or District Magistrate at the district level, a Minister or a sub-divisional magistrate at the block level and the Sarpanch or the village head-man at the village level.
Other functions of Republic Day may include sports (including rural sports), P.T. Display or display of other skills by college/school students, planting of trees, inter-school/inter-college debates, community work, launching of any important scheme of rural development, talks by selected boys/girls on the significance of 26 January, cultural programmes, distribution of prizes/certificates/medals for work in the fields of national integration, small savings, forestation, or any other aspect of rural development.
Schools and colleges hold these flag hoisting ceremonies followed by the singing of the national anthem which is then followed by holding of cultural events.
The Indian National Flag is a horizontal three colour flag of deep saffron, white and dark green colours. Ashok Chakra, a 24 spoke wheel in navy blue colour is at its center. The saffron colour represents courage, while white as truth and purity and green represents peace and prosperity. The Ashok Chakra represents the wheel of law or righteousness. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is two to three.
National Symbols of India