26 Interesting Facts About 26 January: Indian Republic Day

Every Indian heart gets filled with tremendous pride as the Tiranga unfurls on the national festivals like 15th August and 26th January every year.

However, a lot many of us are not well-versed with the reason behind celebrating these festivals especially the Republic Day that is celebrated on January each year.


So, here we have listed some insightful facts about the Indian Republic Day.

  1. 26 January 1930 was earlier celebrated as Indian Independence Day because on this day India decided to fight for freedom.
  2. The then Indian leaders wanted to make the date 26 January a historic one, so they decided to launch the Constitution of India on this date.
  3. Dr B. R. Ambedkar took 2 years and 11 months to draft the Constitution of India.
  4. The Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949.
  5. However, it came into effect on 26th January 1950.
  6. The first Republic Day of India was celebrated on 26th January 1950, almost after 2 years of Indian Independence Day.
  7. Indian Constitution is the longest constitution in the world with a total of 448 articles.
  8. Indian Constitution is written in both English and Hindi.
  9.  Republic Day Celebration is a 3-day long event in New Delhi.
  10. The celebration starts on 26th January with Republic Day Parade and ends on 29th January with Beating Retreat Ceremony.
  11. During the Parade of Republic Day, a Christian hymn “Abide with me” is played because this was Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn.
  12. From 1950 to 1954, Republic Day was celebrated at Irwin Stadium now called National Stadium, Red Fort, Ramlila Grounds and Kingsway.
  13. The first Republic Day Celebration at Rajpath was held in 1955.
  14. The Indian Constitution has never been printed ever.
  15. The original copy of the Indian Constitution is preserved in helium-filled caskets at the Library of Parliament House.
  16. The first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad was sworn on 26th January 1950.
  17. The Indian Constitution is inspired by the best aspects of the constitutions of other countries.
  18. The concept of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity has come from the French Constitution.
  19. The 5-year plan came from the Constitution of USSR.
  20. Before 26th January 1950, India followed the Government of India Act 1935, made by the British Government.
  21. The National Awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Kriti Chakra are awarded on the Republic Day.
  22. The Indian Airforce came into existence as an independent body on the Republic Day.
  23. The Republic Day Parade starts from Rajpath and ends at Red Fort in Delhi.
  24. A 21-gun salute is given to the National Flag and the President of India during the Republic Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony.
  25. Republic Day 2020 is the first time when a woman army officer, Tania Shergill will lead the Army Day Parade.
  26. Hindi was declared as the National Language of India on 26th January 1965.

Republic Day in India is an important event of Indian history. Let’s take a moment to salute the Constitution of India that stands second to none.

Happy 71st Republic Day to All!!!

New flyover proposed to free Sevashram Chouraha from traffic congestion

To get rid of severe traffic congestion at one of the city’s busiest road, Sevashram and Thokar Chouraha, UIT has proposed to build a flyover from Ayad Puliya to BN College Road.

The flyover will start from Ayad Puliya which connects Sevashram Chouraha to Thokar and end near Dalal Petrol Pump located at BN College Road. The Urban Improvement Trust of Udaipur has already started working on the design for the same.

The flyover will ease the traffic congestion at both the Chouraha. Also, people travelling from Dabok Airport can avoid getting stuck in the traffic at Sevashram. Now, the proposed flyover is likely to help ease the growing traffic situation and make the commute to the airport quicker.

In a meeting held at UIT Udaipur, UIT Chairman and Udaipur District Collector Ms Anandhi investigated the plan and check the feasibility of the project.

Student volunteers to manage traffic in Udaipur

With an aim to ensure better traffic management and create awareness about rules and regulations, the Udaipur Police has engaged student traffic volunteers in Udaipur city on an experimental basis.

This Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme will be inaugurated on Friday, 24 January by Traffic DSP, Sudha Palawat and TI, Netrapal Singh in presence of IG Binita Thakur and Udaipur SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi.

After imparting proper training, the district police will be deploying 30 boys and girls initially on a trial basis. After the feedback, the police department will deploy the students at various locations during the Sadak Suraksha Saptah which will begin from 4th February.

The Student Volunteer Scheme was introduced in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack in January 2017 encouraging college and university students to assist police personnel in regulating traffic.


Udaipur, hurry up! Give feedback for Swachh Survekshan 2020 by Jan 31

The final round of Swachh Survekshan 2020 has started, but the city is lagging far behind in citizen feedback evaluation. 

Citizen feedback, which has 25% weightage (1,500 marks out of the total 6,000), is for people to share their experiences about the city’s sanitation. The feedback is open till January 31.

The lack of awareness in the city about this feedback system is clearly visible. Since the feedback process will end soon, the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur has also started creating awareness about it.

There are four ways of giving citizen feedback under the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Udaipur is way behind in giving feedback in these four ways.

The feedback received as of 21 January 2020 is as under:


  • City App – 192 feedbacks
  • Portal – 3928
  • IVR – 4
  • Swachta App – 42

How to give feedback?

Give your response using one of the following methods:

What are the must-do activities in Udaipur?

There is a difference between visiting a city and exploring it. Being one of the best tourist destinations in India, there are so many wonderful things to do in Udaipur.

Udaipur is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in India. A place where you can literally walk amongst the ruins of its 400 years old history. Also called as the Venice of the East and City of Lakes, the city proudly boasts its natural beauty and historical richness.

So, for those who want to explore the real natural beauty and rich culture, read on to know about the must-do things in Udaipur!

Best things to do in Udaipur

Explore the rich culture, natural beauty and amazing history with these must-do activities in Udaipur.

Witness morning beauty from Neemuch Mata Temple
Udaipur Sunrise
Sunrise from Neemuch Mata Temple
Neemuch Mata Sunrise
Neemuch Mata Sunrise

Situated on a hill near Fatehsagar Lake, Neemuch Mata temple gives a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the top of the hill. Visit this place early in the morning for a beautiful start of your day with a gorgeous view.

Take the old city walk to explore the heritage
Old City Udaipur
Old City Udaipur

Visit the streets of the old city that are overflowing with colours and life. Take a walk through the lanes of Gangore Ghat, Majhi Ka Mandir, Clock Tower, Ambrai Road, Jagdish Mandir and Hathipol.

Shop traditional stuff from the local market
Shopping in Old City
Shopping in Old City
Udaipur Shopping
Udaipur Shopping
Old City Shopping Udaipur
Old City Shopping Udaipur

The vibrant bazaars offer amazing local stuff to shop. Places like Hathi Pol Bazaar, Jagdish Chowk is scattered with ethnic clothing, footwear, handicrafts, traditional paintings and other artisanal things. Even if you don’t intend to purchase anything, you can certainly spend a good day in window-shopping.

Visit City Palace to learn about the rich history
City Palace Interior
City Palace Interior Udaipur
Udaipur City Palace Architecture

The City Palace of Udaipur is one such place that will leave you spell-bounded whenever you visit it. The magnificent palace boasts a beautiful combination of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Take a guided tour to learn about the rich history of Mewar rulers.

Witness the classic beauties at Vintage Car Museum
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur

A visual treat for vintage car lovers, Vintage Car Museum in Udaipur is a true delight to watch. The classic collection includes Rolls-Royce, Cadillacs, MG-TC Convertible and many more.

Explore the local life at Shipgram
Shilpgram Udaipur
Shilpgram Market

The art and craft hub of Udaipur, Shilpgram showcases the lifestyle of the tribal people of Rajasthan. A living museum of traditional art and craft, the place holds special workshops to spread the culture of Rajasthan. If you are an art lover, Shilpgram is a must-visit place in Udaipur for you.

Meet nature at Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace aka Sajjangarh Fort

True to its name, Monsoon Palace is a place where clouds meet the age-old fort sitting atop a hill. Visit this place, which is also named as Sajjangarh Fort, during the rainy season and you have all the chances to get the hazy and cloudy view of the city drenched in monsoon beauty.

Take the Ropeway Ride at Karni Mata Temple
Udaipur Ropeway
View from Karnimata Ropeway

Bird’s eye view of this city is one of the most beautiful experience you can have in Udaipur. And the city offers many such points to give you this delight. Udaipur being

Attend Dharohar Folk Dance Show
Dharohar Dance Show Udaipur
Dharohar Performance

The amazing Bagore Ki Haveli is a must-visit place of Udaipur especially in the evening when it hosts the beautiful folk dance show, Dharohar. Dharohar showcases the folk dances of Rajasthan with colourful night shows of energetic regional dances.

Take a sunset boat ride at Lake Pichola
Sunset Boat Ride Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola Sunset

The breathtaking boat ride during the sunset time is an experience you can never get over with. The picturesque views from the placid water of Lake Pichola during sunset while floating along as the sun comes to rest on the horizon making the lake shimmer are truly mesmerizing.

Relax at Fatehsagar Pal
Fatehsagar Lake
Fatehsagar Night

After a tiring day of Udaipur sightseeing and collecting experiences in the city, the best way to unwind at the end of the day is taking a relaxing stroll in the fresh air at Fatehsagar Lake.

Also, after dusk, you may encounter groups of youngsters carrying their guitars and other musical instruments and melodize the environment.

Sit beside the lake and enjoy the music with a breath of fresh air.

If you know of any more rocking things to do in Udaipur, let us know and share this with your friends.

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By investing Rs 22 lakhs, a transportation business opportunity allows you to earn around 7 lakhs per year without any maintenance fuss.

Recently, in a major move to improve the air quality in a phased manner, Patna government decided to ban diesel-based autorickshaws from January 31, 2021. The decision to phase out the most pollution-emitting vehicles was taken in view of the growing contamination of ambient air, which has deteriorated to the worst level in Patna and a few other cities this season.

In fact, India is making a big push for electric vehicles, signalling a turning point in its clean energy policy. In 2017, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that he intended for India to move to 100% electric cars by 2030. That was an ambitious target given that even the UK and France were hoping to phase out conventional combustion-engine cars only by 2040.

Seeing this futuristic business prospect, Growdiesel, India’s No.1 clean-fuel exploration and production organization, launched a whole new ecosystem of the electric auto transportation system called Growdiesel Electric Transportation System (G.E.T.S) for the first time in the country from Udaipur.

Growdiesel’s core business is to produce and sell renewable clean fuel. The company was founded with a belief that it is possible to transform the future, to take steps and make differences to the lives of millions of people.

Growdiesel is coming up with a fleet of electric auto and a network of charging stations for them. As a business plan, the company will be leasing out these electric autos while taking care of its servicing and maintenance keeping the business completely hassle-free.

Growdiesel Electric Charging Station

In an interview with the director of DSC BIOENERGY Mr Vaibhav Chhajed, he explained the business model of the company.

“With the booming market of electric transportation, increasing petrol and diesel prices, almost no safe high return investment, our model comes up as a boon for business and environment. We have created an entire commercial charging infrastructure wherein we want to relieve all our investor from any kind of management hassles. It’s a win-win for anyone who invests. No businesses with such low investments can give returns as fast as this as of now.” explained Mr Chhajed.

“Our electric autos are strongly built with modern features like reverse parking camera, fire extinguisher etc. It can also take elevation up to 15 degree which is 7 times of normal e rickshaw”, he added.

Growdiesel Fuel

If we look at the other countries involved in a similar kind of business, we see China as the world’s largest electric vehicle market. It has the world’s largest network of charging stations for such vehicles and is also the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries. And according to recent figures, sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) – including electric and hybrid models – increased substantially in 2018 in China.

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The company has come up with an entire ecosystem where it has brought modern electric autos with commercial charging infrastructure and lifetime battery swapping.

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Udaipur Airport on high alert till January 30: Visitor’s pass will not be issued on the terminals

Airports around the country including the city’s Maharana Pratap Airport increase their security ahead of Republic Day on 26 January. Airport administration has advised the passengers to co-operate with the security systems. No visitor passes will be issued during this period. 

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has increased the number of security personnel deployed at all the domestic and international airports around the country. The agency has tightened security measures including scanning of luggage and frisking of passengers. Any private or public vehicle will not be allowed beyond the parking area. The Airport Authority has appointed CISF teams and dog squads at the main entrance to check all vehicles, luggage and passengers for security purposes.

Airlines are also advising passengers to reach the airport two hours before the scheduled departure of their flights to avoid any inconvenience. 

Every Independence and Republic Day, the security at the airport is increased than the usual in all the states and cities. This is just to take adequate precautions.

Little Chess Masters from Udaipur prove their mettle at Chess Wiz 2020 at Forum Celebration

A chess competition for the school kids, Chess Wiz 2020, was organised in a joint association of Forum Celebration Mall and Chess in Lakecity at Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur on 14th and 15 January 2020.

Around 700 young players from the city, from Nursery to Class 12th participated in the competition under four different age groups. The enthusiasm of the kids was apparent in the 2-day event, where the students from MDS, St. Anthony’s, Crossroads International, Witty International and many other schools from Udaipur were seen competing for the game of chess.

Forum Celebration Chess Wizz

The winners for the different groups were as follow:

Nursery to HKG Category:

Boys Group

  • First Position – Amay Jain
  • Second Position – Parshv Parmar
  • Third Position – Shourya Choudhary

Girls Group

  • First Position – Charvi Modi
  • Second Position – Shanvi Maru
  • Third Position – Monshika Sahu
Class 1 to Class 4:

Boys Group

  • First Position – Saiyam Maru
  • Second Position – Dhruvin Jain
  • Third Position – Mitash Sahu

Girls Group

  • First Position – Krishna Jodhawat
  • Second Position – Advika Sarupriya
  • Third Position – Tamanna Gupta
Class 5 to Class 8:

Boys Group

  • First Position – Arun Kataria
  • Second Position – Palvit Chandaliya
  • Third Position – Ayush Bhojak

Girls Group

  • First Position – Charvi Patidar
  • Second Position – Vanshika Bandwal
  • Third Position – Vaishali Mishra
Class 9 to Class 12:

Boys Group

  • First Position – Gautam Katariya
  • Second Position – Bhavesh Pandiyar
  • Third Position – Ayush Lodha

Girls Group

  • First Position – Khushi Mishra
  • Second Position – Kashish Agrawal
  • Third Position – Vidhi Vaishnav

The event was graced by Dr Lalit Joshi (Additional Director – Animal Husbandry) as the Cheif Guest and Mr Vijendra Agrawal (Jr. Engineer District Head) and Dr Suresh Jain as the Guest of Honors. Besides, Mr Rajendra Teli and Mr Vikas Sahu ((International Arbiters), and Nilesh Kumawat and Gayatri Kataria from Chess in Lakecity also gave their utmost support.

The Certificates and Prizes for the winners were sponsored by Forum Celebration Mall Udaipur.

Udaipur Nagar Nigam Committee Heads Announced

In a board meeting held on Monday, 20 January 2020, Udaipur Nagar Nigam announced the names of the committee heads as below:

  1. Finance Committee – Ruchika Chaudhary
  2. Health & Hygiene – Paras Singhvi
  3. Health Committee Old City – Veni Ram Salvi
  4. Electricity Committee – Hemant Bohra
  5. Old city Committee – Kuldeep Joshi
  6. Building Permit Committee – Ashish Kothari
  7. Construction Committee – Tara Chand Jain
  8. Slum Reforms – Devendra Sahu
  9. Women Development – Rekha Utwal
  10. Rules Committee – Sonika Jain
  11. Crimes Mitigation Committee – Mayor GS Tank
  12. Goshala Committee – Bhanwar Singh Deora
  13. Encroachment Committee – Chogalal Bhoi
  14. Garden Committee – Mahesh Dwivedi
  15. Revenue Committee – Arvind Jaroli
  16. Heritage Committee – Madan Dave
  17. Broadcast Media Committee – Chandrakala Bolya
  18. Garage Committee – Manohar Chaudhary
  19. Disaster Management Committee – Mahendra Bhagora

These committees will be working towards developing basic facilities at a local level.

Polling for first phase of panchayat elections in Udaipur

Preparations have been done for the first phase of Panchayat Elections in Udaipur along with the entire state of Rajasthan. There are more than 93 lac voters voting for 2726 Gram Panchayats in 87 Panchayat Committees.

As per the State Election Commissioner, Mr P S Mehra, the counting of the vote will be done on the day of the election itself i.e. Friday, January 17 2020. There 17242 candidates competing for the post of Sarpanch and  42000 candidates for the post of Panch.

This is the first time that elections of Panchayat Samiti and District Councils are not been conducted with Panch-Sarpanch. Therefore the Panchayat Election process in Rajasthan is likely to be a prolonged one.

The counting of the votes will take place immediately after the voting process ends and the results will be declared the same day.

The election for the post of Up-sarpanch (Deputy Superintendent) will be held on 18th January 2020 who will be elected from the selected Panchs.