YOUNG WORLD

Young World Quiz ( January 26, 2010)

All pomp and splendour : A nation celebrates.

All pomp and splendour : A nation celebrates.   | Photo Credit: Photo : AFP

V.V. RAMANAN

1. The Republic Day marks the day when the Constitution of India came into force. But when was it adopted by the Constituent Assembly?

2. Why was January 26 chosen as the Republic Day?

3. One of the highlights of the Republic Day is the grand parade in New Delhi. What is the traditional parade route?

4. Prior to the parade, the Prime Minister lays a wreath at a memorial in sombre remembrance for all those soldiers who were martyred. Name the memorial.

5. The President is accompanied by a guest, an invited Head of State. Who is our guest today?

6. When the President unfurls the National Flag, how many guns boom out in salute?

7. Name the President who unfurled the National Flag on the first Republic Day.

8. Name the type of gallantry award winners who lead the parade with the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces taking salute?

9. One of the most cheered sections of the parade is when some chosen children astride elephants pass the dais. Why are these children special?

10. Who takes the salute in official parade held in the various States?

11. What display concludes the parade in New Delhi on January 26?

12. The Republic Day celebration is a three day extravaganza and on January 27, who holds the Prime Minister's rally?

13. Name the ceremony at Vijay Chowk on January 29 that officially denotes the end of Republic Day festivities?

14. Name the hymn, written by Henry Francis Lyte and said to be Mahatma Gandhi's favourite, played at the above ceremony.

15. How does the Republic Day celebration come to a formal end on January 29?



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