Posts Tagged: Constitution

Republic Day of India

Today is the 56th year celebration of India becoming a republic. Declaring it’s sovereignty and adopting the constitution of India on January 26th, 1950. It was after quite a long struggle that India achieved it’s independence from the British on August 15th, 1947.

After the first government had been formed under Jawarharlal Nehru, India adopted the contitution, the longest written constitution of any independent nation in the world, containing 395 articles and 12 schedules for a total of 117,369 words in its English language version. (Source Wikipedia)

I’m proud to be an Indian and Congratulations to Mother India :-)

Edit: I apologise with great embarrasment that I mistakenly put the number of years as 54 instead of 56. My math is going bad :-(

Thanks to Ajay for pointing it out.