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.