• There are just two original copies of the Constitution in the country written in Hindi and English. They have been preserved in helium-filled cases in the Parliament of India. Photo lithographic copies are in circulation and only 1000 copies have been written till date.


  • India has the longest written Constitution in the world, incorporating 448 Articles in 22 Parts, 12 Schedules and 97 Amendments.


  • Two copies of the Constitution were prepared: in English and in Hindi. Both were signed by 308 members of the Assembly on 24th January 1950. It became effective two days later, and came into force throughout the country.


  • India’s motto “Satyamev Jayate” is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad, from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911. Madan Mohan Malviya was responsible for selecting the Indian motto.


  • India have tradition to invite other country chief officials since 1950. Pakistan has been invited twice in 1955 governor general malik ghulam Muhammad and in 1965 dana abdul hamid food and agriculture minister.


  • It took Dr. B. R. Ambedkar 2 years 11 months and 18 days to draft the Indian Constitution.The Assembly gathered for 166 days that was spread over two years.


  • Constitution of India is handwritten not printed.


  • The first Republic Day was celebrated on January 26, 1950, three years after we got independence.


  • Our leaders took the best aspects from other countries’ constitutions. The concept of liberty, equality and fraternity came from the French constitution while the Five-Year Plans came from the USSR constitution.


  • 26 January was selected for this purpose because it was this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.


  • On 26th of January in 1965 Hindi language was declared as our national language of India.


  • 21 gun salutes are given every year when the President of India hoists the national flag on republic Day to mark the honour.


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~ Some Unknown Facts of 26 Jan Republic Day of India ~
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