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Happy Republic Day!

India marks January 26 as its Republic Day every year. In 2022, the country is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day. While India gained independence from the British Raj in 1947, it wasn’t until January 26, 1950, that the Indian Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. Dr BR Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. Additionally, Constitution Day is celebrated in India on November 26 every year, as on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India.

Republic Day is celebrated with much pomp all across the country. The main attraction of Republic Day celebrations is the annual parade which begins at Rajpath, Delhi, and ends at the India Gate. On this day, the country’s President hoists the flag at Rajpath, New Delhi. The ceremonious event also showcases India’s cultural and social heritage, parades and airshows by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. 

Additionally, the President of India distributes Padma Awards to the deserving civilians of the country to honour their contribution to the nation. Brave soldiers are also awarded Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra and Vir Chakra. Live webcast of the Republic Day Parade is also made accessible every year to millions of people who wish to view the parade over the Internet or TV.

Republic Day 2022 History

On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into effect. The Constituent Assembly, meant to draft the Constitution of India, held its first session on December 9, 1946. The last assembly session ended on November 26, 1949, and then the Constitution was adopted a year later.

Republic Day 2022 Significance

Republic Day commemorates the spirit of independent and individual India. It was on this day in 1930 when the Indian National Congress proclaimed Purna Swaraj, the declaration of India’s independence from colonial rule. The day also commemorates Indian citizens’ power to choose their government democratically. The nation celebrates this day as the national holiday for the establishment of the Indian Constitution.

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Indian Sweets’ Lover Award | Makar Sankranti Special!

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are fine! Happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal!

Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival when you fly kites and eat sweets! Lohri is another festival celebrated and so is Pongal! So I thought that I should do the tag today! So, let’s get to it!

I was nominated by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Dhriti @ Tomboy Diaries. Thank you so much guys for nominating me. Thanks to Prashansa @Reader’s Alcove for creating this award.


Rules:

  • Thank the person/fellow Indian sweets’ lover who nominated you! (or whose blog you found out about this award through)
  • Answer the 5 Indian sweets-related questions and add one of your own!
  • Share some pictures of your all time favorite Indian sweets.
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who love Indian sweets and leave an open nomination for every Indian sweets’ lover around the world.

Let’s get to it!

  1. What are your top three favorite Indian sweets?
    Ok, so it’s Motichoor Ladoos, Kaju Katlis and Gulab Jamuns! They are so yummy!
  2. What’s an Indian sweet you haven’t tried yet but really want to?
    Gajar Pak. I like Gajar Ka Halwa, and everyone says that Gajar Pak is like Gajar Ka Halwa only, so I think I will try it and confirm one day.
  3. Name one sweet which is traditionally made in your city/state.
    Well, I am technically from Rajasthan- and well, Ghewar and Rabri are very famous there!
  4. Which kind of ladoo is your favorite?
    I just love Motichoor Ladoos. They are so tasty!
  5. Have you ever tried a chocolate flavored Indian sweet? If yes, name it.
    Yes, I have tried Chocolate Kaju Roll once. But I didn’t like it much.

My Question: Which is the most famous sweet in your area?

Riddhi Question: Have you ever tried making an Indian sweet at home? Which one?

Ok, so, I tried making Besan Ladoos one day, but I wasn’t able to make them properly.

Dhriti’s Question: What kind of Indian sweet are you?

I am a Kaju Katli. You can try out the quiz here.


Some pics!


I Tag:

  1. Mani @Mani’s Book Corner
  2. Riya @Hmmm…
  3. Stara @The Pool of Thoughts
  4. Eesh @Bright Light Shine
  5. Harini @Book Spiral
  6. Siya @The Dramatic Drama
  7. Sam @Diary of a Dreamer
  8. Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts
  9. Pavithra @Small Talks
  10. Deepthy @Random Specific Thoughts
  11. Ashmita @the fictional journal
  12. Nehal @Quirky Pages
  13. YOU!

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