63rd Republic Day of India
Today, India celebrates 63rd Republic Day. The Republic Day parade held every year in New Delhi makes the celebration even more beautiful and entertaining.
One of the most joyful part of the Republic Day parade is National Bravery Award winning children riding on the backs of decorated elephants. However, in recent years the tradition of elephant rides seems to be replaced with open army jeeps.
But today’s Google Doodle dedicated to the Republic Day of India reminds us about the tradition of young brave-hearts riding on elephants in the parade.
National Bravery Award for Indian Children is given each year by Government of India and Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), to around 24 Indian children below the age of 16 for meritorious acts of bravery against all odds. The award includes a medal, a certificate and cash award, the Bharat Award winner gets a gold medal, while the rest get a silver medal.
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Twenty-four children including eight girls have been selected for the National Bravery Awards for 2011, including five children posthumously.
Google Doodle Celebrates Republic Day of India
Google celebrates India’s 63rd Republic Day by publishing a colorful doodle depicting three decorated elephants, each with two National Bravery Award winning children and a tricoloured umbrella on it’s back. The Google logo appears as a rangoli-like motif in the background. The doodle when clicked leads to a search result page with news and information about Republic Day of India.
Here is the image of the doodle:
This is the second Republic Day of India doodle to feature on Google search page. Google also celebrated India’s 61st Republic Day publishing a doodle on January 26, 2010 that showed the Republic Day action in the air, three fighter aircraft decorating the sky with the Tricolour.
Here is the image of the 2010 doodle:
Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!
Doodle 4 Google
In India, Republic Day commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on January 26, 1950.
The 26th of January was chosen to honour the memory of the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three national holidays in India.
Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, it did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935, and the country was a Dominion, with George VI as head of state and Earl Mountbatten as Governor General. On August 28, 1947, the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar as chairman.
While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule, the Republic Day celebrates the coming into force of its constitution.
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India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.
Home to the Indus Valley civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.
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