India got it’s freedom on 15th August, 1947. It is referred to as the Independance Day.
The constitution of India was formed on 26th January, 1950. It is referred to as the Republic Day.
Both days are national holidays in India.
26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. In this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India, ever since.
Today I feel a lot can be learned from this 57 year old Democracy constituting of 1 billion people. Specifically, the electronic voting system in India is a great showcase of simple genius.