Burj Khalifa to be Decorated in Tri-colour to mark India’s Republic Day

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Dubai: Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, would light up tonight in tri-colours, saffron, white and green to mark 68th Republic Day of India.

“Tonight we celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on #BurjKhalifa! #India,” the official Twitter account of Burj Khalifa tweeted in both English and Arabic languages.

Burj Khalifa Republic Day Celebration 2017

Burj Khalifa Republic Day Celebration 2017

The building in Dubai, which stands at 823 meters; was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Thursday.

Why we celebrate Republic Day?

Burj Khalifa glows with Indian National flag colours for republic day 2017

Burj Khalifa glows with Indian National flag colours for republic day 2017

India gained its independence on 15 August 1947, after which the process of preparing a constitution was started. The Constitution was passed on 26 November 1949 in the Constituent Assembly. It was adopted on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. 26 January was selected, because it was this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence was passed.

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India achieved independence from British rule on 15 August 1947; following the Indian independence movement noted for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. The independence came through the Indian Independence Act 1947 (10 & 11 Geo 6 c. 30); an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that partitioned British India into the two new independent Dominions of the British Commonwealth India and Pakistan.

India obtained its independence on 15 August 1947 as a constitutional monarchy with George VI as head of state and the Earl Mountbatten as governor-general. The country, though, did not yet have a permanent constitution; instead its laws were based on the modified colonial Government of India Act 1935. On 28 August 1947; the Drafting Committee was appointed to draft a permanent constitution, with Dr.B. R. Ambedkar as chairman. While India’s Independence Day celebrates its freedom from British Rule; the Republic Day celebrates of coming into force of its constitution.


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