Republic Day celebrated in grandeur every year with ceremonious parades at Rajpath in New Delhi, as well as celebrations across the country, marks the day when the Constitution of India came into effect. On August 15, 1947, India was an independent dominion in the British Commonwealth of Nations. The British monarch King George VI was still officially India’s head of state even though it was a fully independent sovereign state.
The Constitution of India is a unique constitution. It is the largest written liberal democratic constitution of the world and stands tall amidst the constitution of other democratic countries. It is but natural we need to celebrate its birthday each year, isn’t it? To ensure, children have a good time this upcoming 26th Jan, we have some cool ideas for you to implement that would tempt the little munchkins to await the next one and of course inspire those who haven’t celebrated once they see you uploading the pictures on your social media platforms. It is celebrated with great zeal all over the country. It elusive of celebration and we do have either schools or our building society taking much initiative to involve children in the Republic Day celebration.
So, here we are presenting to you 6 fun republic celebration ideas perfect for kids:
Fancy Dress Competition:
It becomes a bit cliché to be dressed in clothes with colours that are similar to that of tri-colour. Instead, let your children dress up in any traditional attire. You might end up with a Gujarati child dressed up as a Punjabi, a Maharashtrian child dressed as a Muslim, a Catholic child dressed as a South Indian etc, it promotes unity in diversity. This will allow children to subconsciously imbibe the different cultures of India and bring in a feeling of unity.
The Nation will remain land of the Free Only So Long It Remains the Home of the Brave. Vande Mataram! Beautify your home with this elegant 15th August Logo! No matter what you have planned for the day, make sure to begin the Republic Day anniversary celebrations with this one. Each child needs to be given colours and embellishments like sequences, pompoms, crepe paper etc. in colours of our national flag. Make it a time-bound activity. Once they complete their flags, have a Polaroid photograph taken of each child with their flag and put that photograph in the goodie bag of each child that can be presented to them towards the end of the event.
Blow the balloons:
By blowing the balloons up in the air, it may give us a feeling of patriotism. Giving each child balloons of the tricolour and ask them to blow and tie the saffron, white and green together. Draw the Ashoka Chakra on the white balloon. These will make for perfect décor and photo ups!
Food brings joy to every table. But this time let them prepare the sandwiches. Some grated carrot for saffron, green chutney and a slice of white cheese. Give each of them a box filled with the ingredients and ask them to prepare and have it. You will be surprised to see children munching on the sandwiches even those who do not like carrots. For the main course, you can consider keeping a traditional Indian meal like simple dal rice or kadhi chawal.
This should be the best part of the day. Telling the children stories about our soldiers about their heroic deeds, would be a way of honouring them. A story which allows children to understand Indian values and feel proud of our culture.
- Organize a cultural Festival in your society:
Allow the children to participate and be a part of a cultural fest you organize wherein children can form groups and make performances like traditional dances, enacting different national heroes etc. Encourage each child to participate and come up with their own ideas.