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Good morning to all our guests, teachers and my fellow schoolmates. I stand here, commemorating our nation’s 62nd republic day. 26th January 1950- it was the day on which we became a Sovereign Democratic Republic country and the Constitution of our country came into force. There's a reason behind the selection of 26th January as our Republic Day. In 1930, on the banks of the Indian River Rai, national leader, Dr. B R Ambedkar, was appointed as the chairman of the constitution, where many other great leaders hoisted the National tricolor flag of the country. Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was born on 14th April 1891. By the end of his time, Dr. Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, a political leader, a philosopher, an anthropologist, a historian, an orator, an economist, an editor, and one of the founding fathers of independent India. He was also the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution. The date 26th January was chosen to dignify the Purna Swaraj declaration of independence of 1930. With its adoption, the Union of India officially became the modern and contemporary Republic of India and it replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the country's fundamental governing document. The Constitution’s Preamble itself declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizens of justice, equality, and liberty, and endeavors to promote fraternity among them.

We, at Scottish high are celebrating this momentous event as the 62 republic day of India. Looking back, we should thank our nation’s founding fathers for giving us a free, independent India.

Jai Hind