The date 26th January takes its sovereign position in any Indian calendar. Bearing the face of an Indian’s new identity the date signified its importance in the year 1950. The Indian Constitution was laid down and the dream of building a new
dreamt. The day thus gave the Indian mass an opportunity to prosper the nation
of its dreams by making it a democratic and republic nation.
The term ‘Republic’ is a state in which the supreme power lies with the public. The term republic came from French ‘république’, which has derived its roots from Latin ‘respublica’. The word ‘respublica’ is a combination of ‘res’ meaning matters or affairs and ‘publica’ (fem. of ‘publicus’) meaning public.