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10 interesting and unknown facts about republic day and Indian constitution

1. Indian constitution was adopted on 26th November 1949.

2. Indian constitution came into effect from 26th January 1950. The date was selected to commemorate PURNA SWARAJ declaration (26th January, 1930). On this particular day, India became republic.

3. Indian constitution is the longest written constitution all over the world.

4. Two hand written copies (Hindi and English) were prepared by the team headed by BR Ambedkar.

5. India’s motto “Satyamev Jayate” is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad,from the Atharvaveda It was translated into Hindi by Abid Ali in 1911.

6. The Indian emblem is adapted from the Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath, dating back to 250 BC.

7. Rabindranath Tagore wrote Jana Gana Mana in Bengali first. It was translated by Abid Ali into Hindi, in 1911, and officially adopted as the Indian National Anthem in 1950.

8. The Indian flag, by law, is made of khadi and can be only made in nine specified sizes with the ration of length and width 3:2.

9. Flying an Indian flag made from any material other than khadi is punishable by law with upto three years of imprisonment and a hefty fine.

10. India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad took oath on the 1st Republic Day i.e. 26th January 1950.

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