Saluting the Nation on the 66th Republic Day. Jai Hind ! Though India became a
Saluting the Nation on the 66th Republic Day. Jai Hind ! Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on that day. Thereafter 26th of January has been celebrated as the Republic Day of India.