photos ST Maharaj
The official Celebration of 68th Republic day organised by High Commission of India with Wellington Indian association. The High Commissioner of India Mr Sanjeev Kohli hoisted tri colour flag followed by the Indian national anthem at Bharat Bhavan 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie. The Indian High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli read out the Indian President’s message to the nation . Thereafter patriotic songs sung by students and cultural performances.
The Auckland Indian Association at Auckland als organized Republic day celebration at Mahatma Gandhi Centre, New North Road . Indian people from all walks of life gathered at Mahatma Gandhi Centre showed their spirit and pride of Indian. Various Political leaders, community leaders are also attended. Patriotic songs, and cultural performance made the centre to a mini India
Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India ..The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic . The date as 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.