26 January, 2013: 64th Indian Republic Day Speech in Hindi and English

26 January, 2013 will be celebrated as 64th Republic Day in our nation India. Students are asked to deliver a speech on a Republic day at your school, college, institution or University. Here we have some models of speech so that it can help students for delivering the speech on Republic Day function.  There are some tips also on how to deliver a speech so that you can better prepare for that without getting nervous and tension.

Tips to deliver the speech:

Students are not requested to lecture on the culture and history of India, rather the audience wants to share your view on the Republic Day of India as a student. Ideally, you can sum up students’ contributions in making up India as a nation and how you students can take the country forward in the days to come.

If you are delivering your Republic Day Speech in students’ seminar or forum or any kind of open stage, do not forget to thank the initiators to let you speak on the sacred day, and the audience for listening to you.  You can begin the speech like:

I would hereby thank the honorable guests, the audience, and the honorable speaker / president to allow me to speak on the Republic Day of India.

Have a look on the following models of speech.

Republic Day Speech in English:

Model 1:

Respected dignitaries on the dais and my dear friends,

Let me first wish all a Happy Republic Day. Our nation celebrates its 64th Republic Day on the 26th January 2013.

This day is so special for us, which remembers us the days when our great leaders fought themselves against the British to achieve peace and harmony for the country. We also have to pay homage to those who have laid down their lives for the safety and security of the nation.

It had been well past six decades as a democratic republic that we have been guided by the principles of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity. This 64th milestone has marked with the many achievements that we have attained in many of the fields and also several issues that have to be resolved. We have to look at our achievements with pride and address the challenges to keep us move forward for steering the nation towards destiny.

During the last few years, we have faced major events concerned with financial and security both at the global and the national level which include terrorism, violence, rise in food price and the global economic crisis. These challenges make us think of reinforce monitoring and response mechanisms.

Many of the terror acts over few of our cities had taken the life of innocent people. These terrorists might have thought of bringing down the confidence of the people of India by providing these attacks. But, we know things were not as like the plan made by the terrorists. The citizens of India stood together to fight against this anti human act. The recent election held in many of the states show how people are bringing themselves to the show their faith over our democratic polity. The best part of unity as shown during the freedom period does pass as a film through our mind, as the spirit of unity flows through the blood of the one billion individuals of the country. It’s really this unity which has helped us in tough times to resolve and fulfill our national ambitions and goals.

The road ahead is a long one, where we have mile to go. With determination and unity we can move forward. On this special occasion, I urge all of you to show the unity and strength and develop the nation where citizens live with peace and mutual understanding.

Model 2:

As we are celebrating the 64th Republic Day of India, we students have some responsibilities to shoulder, and some duties to plunge ourselves. Despite the ancient Sanskrit adage, ch?tr?n?madhyanam tapah, the contribution of students in the struggle for Indian independence and thereafter in the making of modern India can never be negated. From times prehistoric to the recent years, students in India have played a significant role in shaping the history, culture and demographics of our beloved motherland. Students are moved by greed, neither touched by the fanaticism and bigotry between brothers and sisters, in religion or otherwise, nor engulfed by the violence that seems to be a standing libel on the world all around. We students are the most pure, the most energetic, and it is the time for us once more to take the oaths and help the nation march forward.

Let us take an oath to explore our country in its history, geography, culture and literature as much as we can. It is a pity that we can name several novelists, artists and musicians of England, France, Germany, Russia and many more foreign countries without much thoughts, but need to reach our notebooks and laptops to name even a few of them from our neighboring states. Let us take an oath to understand the immense power of the Indian culture and tradition that have always been the unity in our rich diversity. India was never a nation before the British rule. Our country was forever decided in numerous political pockets, in fact the very concept of a nation is purely Western, yet the concept of a country united through her culture was always there. Only that culture has been the lifeline of India, despite the numbered invasions and aggressions on our motherland. If we forget that culture altogether and rush with closed eyes to imitate the West, the end is nigh.

Let us take an oath to do our duties for the country and the environment. If we do all our rough works in the electronic media, we would save lot of papers and trees to make a difference. We can choose not to accept plastic carry bags and request our friends and relatives to follow us. Once in a week, we can offer free tuition to our needy brothers and sisters. I am sure if we approach the Ramakrishna Missions, Bharat Sevashram Sanghas, Missionaries of Charity, several NGOs and many more organizations I could not name here, willing to offer free tuition to the poor and the orphan, they will accept the proposal with pleasure and make the necessary arrangements too. Lots of medicines, old books, and old clothes go waste every year; we can donate them to these organizations as well. Our years old shirts that we hate to put on now will bring smiles to many of our friends in need.

Morality is the basis and we must not forget that too. We don’t need to be religious and in fact the maker of modern India, Swami Vivekananda, used to hate the manifold rites and customs that make the gap between religions and the common man. But we need to have faith – faith on God, on the essential goodness of man, on the strength and future of our country, and last but not the least, in ourselves. Our nation is made of none but us, and if we can enlighten ourselves we can enlighten the whole nation. We are the future of India, and the way we make ourselves ready for it will decide the fate of the country in the years to come.

All good deeds and attempts are mocked by a class of people we must not be afraid nor ashamed of them. All good deeds are achieved through hardships, and we must toil. But all good deeds bring forth a joy to the core of our heart that none can snatch away, and to our last days of lives, that pleasure is going to be our precious possession for sure.

Let us respect our country, our nation, our brave soldiers, our national anthem, and our national flag. As we will follow our ways back to home after this ceremony, we might see paper made tricolor flags torn down from ropes and poles and lying on the street dust like garbage; let us spend a few minutes on our way, today at least, to stop and pick them for a better and respectful disposal.

Vande Mataram!

Model 3:

Good Morning to all,

Republic Day is the name of a public holiday in several countries to commemorate the day when they first became republics. Some of these are former Commonwealth realms, in which the British monarch was head of state until the change of status.
Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, the Constitution of India came into effect only on January 26, 1950. During the transition period from 1947 to 1950, King George VI was the head of state. Lord Mountbatten and C. Rajagopalachari served as the Governors-General of India during this period. Following January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first president of India.
The Constitution of India was formally adopted by the Parliament, and India declared itself as a “Republic” on January 26, 1950, a date thereafter celebrated annually as Republic Day in India. The Constitution had been prepared by the Constituent Assembly which was set up upon India gaining its independence from the British in 1947. This, in fact, was a deliberate act: the 26th of January was initially India’s “Independence Day”, one of Mahatma Gandhi’s many symbolic acts during India’s Freedom Struggle against the British colonial rule, and the adoption of the Constitution on this date was felt able to strengthen its initial meaning, one calling for Indians of all ages to declare their freedom from the British Raj. It is one of three annual national holidays in India, the other two being the nation’s Independence Day on August 15 (since 1947) and the birthday of Mohandas K Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. And so, after the disposal of the Empire of India; King George VI was the last and only “King” of the modern India.

To mark this occasion, a grand parade is held in New Delhi, the Capital of India, beginning from Raisina Hill near the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), along the Rajpath, past India Gate and on to the historic Red Fort in the old quarter of the city. Different infantry, cavalry and mechanized regiments of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force march in formation, decked in all their finery and official decorations. The President of India, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, takes the salute. The Chief Guest of the parade is a Head of State of another nation. The parade also includes many traditional dance troupes, to symbolize the cultural heritage of India. It traditionally ends with a colourful flypast by Air Force jets in a tiranga formation. Similar parades are held in the capitals of all the states of India, where the Governor of the respective state takes the salute.
Before the parade starts, the Prime Minister of India lays a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, commemorating all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. The President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, then arrives in his motorcade, escorted by his bodyguards. The President is accompanied by a notable foreign Head of State – who is the Chief Guest at the celebration. The President presides over the function. Soon afterward, a 21 gun salute is presented, the President unfurls the National Flag and the National Anthem is played. This marks the beginning of the parade. The Parade begins with winners of gallantry awards passing the President in open jeeps. Various divisions of the Armed Forces then salute the President of India. The parade also sees the Indian Military showcasing its latest acquisitions such as tanks, missiles, radars, etc.
The military contingent contains representatives of all three divisions of the Armed Forces (air, sea and land). There are also massive parades of Police contingents, Home guards, Civil Defence and the National Cadet Corps.

The military parade is followed by a colourful cultural parade. India’s rich cultural heritage is paraded with tableaux from various states. Each state depicts its unique festivals, historical locations and art forms. The most cheered section of the parade is the children who have won National Bravery Awards. They ride past the dais on elephants. School-children from all over the country also participate in the parade. The parade also includes displays of skillful motor-cyle riding, usually by a division from one of the Armed Forces.
The most eagerly awaited part of the parade is the fly past, put on by the Indian Air Force. The parade concludes with a Fly Past, when fighter planes of the IAF roar past the dais, symbolically saluting the President.
However, the official conclusion of Republic Day festivities is much later – on the evening of January 29, i.e. three days after Republic Day. This ceremony is called Beating the Retreat.

Model 4:

2 Min. speech for Republic day-

The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950 and the adoption of the Constitution of India.

Although India obtained its independence on August 15, 1947, the Constitution of India came into effect only on January 26, 1950. During the transition period from 1947 to 1950, King George VI was the head of state. C. Rajagopalachari served as the Governor-General of India during this period. Following January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the president of India.

A republic is a state or country that is not led by a hereditary monarch. A Republic India signifies the end of British domination on Indian people. This day signifies the power of Non Violence to lead a country to Victory with total Dignity.

Dreams of great people who have fought and sacrificed everything for our country have come true on this day.

This one day is what great people like Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Lajpat Rai and many more would have loved to see and experience. But now if they would have been alive they would not bear the situation of our country-truth, nonviolence, harmony have faded, we are running blindly towards doom, we are aiming for a lazy life.

My dear friends come let us begin on this Day a new war for India’s Progress, for India’s Peace and for India. Let the Revolution begin….

Model 5:

Today we all have gathered here to celebrate our republic day. Let me tell you the importance of this day. As we all know on 15th of August 1947 India became Independent however at that time we were not capable enough to run the whole nation so a constituent assembly was formed, which included Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. This constituent assembly prepared our constitution which came into existence on 26th January 1950 i.e. 2 1/2 years after independence. One can say that, on this day we became truly self dependent.

Every year we gather in large numbers to pay our tribute to our brave freedom fighters & to show our love for our motherland, that is a very good thing. But does it end there? Now this is a question to the students. Are you proud of your country? Do you love your country? Only during cricket match isn’t it? Unfortunately our patriotism comes out only during matches, and all other times we are busy fighting amongst ourselves in the name of religion, region etc. If you ask this question to today’s young generation, you’ll find many of them complaining that India is a poor country, dirty country with corruption everywhere. But why is it so? A country is made up of its people. If people make it dirty the country is bound to be dirty; if people are corrupt, country is corrupt. So who is responsible? We are responsible. If we are responsible then shouldn’t we do something? We should all go and join army, isn’t it? NO. We don’t have to go anywhere. We can stay right here and do a lot of service for our country. If every citizen of India observes his/her duties properly no one can stop our country from progressing. As students what are your duties? To take care of public property (when you travel in trains & buses, or you go to parks , you must keep these places clean) , you should help senior citizen & those younger than you, but what is your most important duty- to study sincerely. I am sure all of you study hard at least when exam is near. But from today onwards I want you all to study not because teacher says so, not because parents say so. You should study to gain education, to become a good citizen tomorrow. Because when all individuals become educated & self sufficient, the country becomes rich.
One more important thing I want to discuss with you students today. Tell me one thing? If suppose your house is not as big as, as clean as your neighbour’s house? What do you do? Do you run away from your house and go to stay at your neighbour’s house? No, you try to do something about it! Then why do you run away from your country, your motherland? We say very proudly that more than 50% NASA scientists are Indians but do they really care about India? With so many scientists of Indian origin why don’t they think of starting a NASA standard centre in India itself? I really don’t think any of those Green-Card holders cares at all about India. This is what is called as “Brain- Drain”. Every year India produces batches of Top class Doctors, Engineers & other highly qualified intellectuals. Of these most run abroad & settle there. That is why India has suffered in the past. Now it’s time to put a stop to this. And it is for you students to decide whether you want to stay here and serve your people or you want to run behind money?

Have you heard about a recent book by the renowned economist Mr. Raghav Behl? The book “Super power” had created a lot of controversy amongst economists. In the book he describes India & China to be in a “hare & tortoise race”. He says India is the tortoise which has been moving slow & steady but will be eventually winning in this race. He has predicted in this book that few decades down the line India will emerge as a superpower. I sincerely hope that when that day comes, each one of you will be able to say that I have contributed to India’s success! I am responsible for India’s progress. Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!

Model 6:

My dear friends,

On 26 January, 2013 our nation celebrates its 64th Republic Day. On this occasion, I have great pleasure in extending my warm greetings and good wishes to my fellow citizens from all walks of life living in the country and overseas. I convey my special greetings, to the members of our Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces, who guard our frontiers on the land, the sea and the air and also provide invaluable assistance during natural calamities. I also extend my greetings to the Central and State level police including the internal security forces.

The formation of the Republic on 26th January 1950 was the first milestone in our march towards realizing the dreams of our people in the aftermath of Independence. The Constitution gave expression to the goals, ideals and values that guided our freedom struggle. It laid the foundations of the structure of governance and committed to secure for all citizens – justice, liberty and equality as well as dignity. The Constitution, since its adoption, has been our astute guide.

We are the largest democracy in the world and one of the most stable. We have held 14 General elections to Parliament, in which power has been transferred to different political parties and groups according to the mandate of the people. Our vibrant and functioning democracy has won universal applause. Following the Constitutional Amendments in 1992, we introduced democracy at the grassroots level. Today, there are 3.2 million representatives who have been elected from villages, towns and cities. We are also proud that 1.2 million of these elected representatives are women. This is by far the largest number of elected representatives ever in history, or anywhere in the contemporary world. Democracy has given a voice to all citizens of the country. We owe this to the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters, many of who laid down their lives, in the long and hard struggle for independence. We have a sacred duty to follow the highest traditions of democratic principles and values.

As development takes place we should not forget that the objective is not merely to create wealth. It should be to build a humane society. We cannot afford to have insular attitudes and be unconcerned about the needs of others. In this context, I would like to mention that persons with disabilities must get benefits and adequate opportunities to live a life of dignity. The Government has recently announced a package of Rs. 1800 crore for providing one lakh jobs per year to persons with disabilities. Society must have a helpful and positive attitude towards the disabled and older citizens.

We must preserve and protect our rich cultural heritage and its values of compassion and harmonious living. In the joy of song and dance, painting and sculpture, literature and poetry we should discover and imbibe the best that has been passed on to us from generation to generation over millennia.

India has always had a vision and a message for the world. From the very beginning of our civilization we have believed that the world is one and humanity is a single family. India is committed to establish ties of friendship and co-operation with all countries. India’s engagement with the world is intensifying both in the economic and political fields. India is a country that has, and is, contributing to regional and global peace and stability. Today, terrorism constitutes a grave threat to the civilized world. The continuing terrorist attacks are reminders of the need to take collective action. India will continue to work with the international community to create a better world – a world free of terror, poverty, disease, ignorance and inequality.

I would like to once again convey my good wishes to my fellow citizens with a benediction for human welfare contained in the following lines written by the great poet, Kalidas:-


Which means:-

May all experience bliss

May all wishes be fulfilled

May all rejoice everywhere

When the national Tri-colour unfurls tomorrow, on Republic Day, let each one of us commit ourselves to live up to our duties and responsibilities, conscious that we represent a great nation with a great destiny.


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