India became an Independent Nation on 15th August, 1947. On 26th January, 1950 India was formerly declared Republic. In Republic, the supreme power is held not by a monarch, but by the elected representatives of the people, along with an elected President. So this day is celebrated as the Republic Day. It is a National holiday.In the morning there is a flag hoisting ceremony. We remember the freedom fighters who gave us freedom. It is because of them that we are enjoying our freedom today. Various speakers urge the people to remain united and respect their country. The programme comes to an end when everyone stands up to sing the National Anthem.