The Embassy of India in Cairo will organise a ceremony next Thursday to commemorate India’s 74th Republic Day.
According to the embassy, a Flag Hoisting Ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. at its headquarters 5, Aziz Abaza Street, Zamalek.
All members of the Indian community and friends of India are invited to attend the function and are requested to be present at the venue by 9:00 am.
Republic Day is a public holiday in India where the country marks and celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950.
This replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India, thus turning the nation into a republic separate from British Raj.
The constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950.
26 January was chosen as the date for Republic Day as it was on that day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.