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The Republic Day on the 26th of January is a day of pride for every Indian citizen. It was on this day that our Constitution came into existence in the year 1950. As a part of the various activities that take place during the celebration, Republic Day speech is one of the most important events. This motivational speech is usually given by the guest of honor invited by the school, but sometimes children can be asked to give the speech as a part of the extra-curricular activities.
On 26th of January, 1950, our Indian Constitution came into force. Since then, this day is celebrated as Republic Day all over India. All the Indians celebrate this day with great pride and enthusiasm. Not only do all government offices commemorate this day, but also schools, educational institutions and residential societies. Of the various events that are organised on this day, the Republic Day speech is considered to be of the utmost importance, as it explains to us the rich and diverse heritage of our country, the significance of the day and much more. This speech needs to be carefully rendered, inspirational and should motivate the audiences too. Here are some tips for you to help your kid.
Help Your Child to Prepare a Perfect Speech on Republic Day
1. Polish Your Research and Explore
Even though you might be well aware of the significance and importance of Republic Day, ensure that you thoroughly research before you prepare the speech for your kid. You might be surprised to find many facts that may be new to you, as you scour the internet.
2. Time – A Crucial Factor
The length of the speech can be decided only after knowing the duration given to the speaker. Stick to the timings, and plan the speech, accordingly.
3. The Format of The Speech
Depending on the place and the audience, you need to plan the format of the speech. Below are some pointers that may help you in deciding the format:
- In the first few lines, welcome your principle, teachers, friends and other guests if it is in the school. Or the Chairman, Secretary, the Chief Guest and then the audience in case the function is in your society.
- Express your gratitude and pride for being given the opportunity to speak.
- Explain the meaning of the constitution and how it came into existence.
- Describe how this day is celebrated all over the country.
- Pay tribute to freedom fighters and soldiers of the Indian Army, for their courage and bravery.
- Finally, conclude with a vote of thanks.
- Pledge Jai Hind! Or Vande Mataram! before leaving the floor.
4. Help Your kid in Memorising
Help him memorise the facts and the names of the people in the speech. Explain to him in exact details, as if you are telling a story. Things can be made interesting by the way you narrate to him. Further, it will help him in remembering all the facts.
If he is unable to render the speech it in the required manner, help him out by demonstrating how to give a speech, yourself. Explain to him, where he has to pause, where he needs to be spontaneous, where he has to bring voice and tone variations and so on.
Your child needs to practice the speech several times before he presents it in front of the audience. You may ask him to take rehearsals of the speech in front of friends and family so that his stage fear reduces and he delivers it with confidence.
Sample Republic Day Speech for Kids
Here is an example of a Republic Day Speech, ideal for schoolchildren.
Good morning/ Good Evening everyone, the Honourable Chief Guest, the Students, and My Beloved Teachers.
I feel elated to welcome all of you here, on this auspicious occasion, and thank the teachers for granting me this opportunity to speak. Today, we are gathered here to commemorate one of the most important days in the history of our great nation – The Republic day.
India first celebrated the Republic Day on 26th of January, 1950. The constitution written by Dr B. R. Ambedkar came into official use. The first president of our country, Dr Rajendra Prasad, unfurled the tricolour amidst thousands of jubilant spectators, at the Rajpath in New Delhi.
Since then, India has been celebrating the Republic Day with much aplomb on the Rajpath, and the flag is unfurled by the President of the country. Along with the flag hoisting ceremony, the Grand Republic Day Parade also takes place, where colourful floats with the rich cultural heritage of all the 29 states adorn the Rajpath.
However, the main attraction is the display of the Indian Military’s competence. This truly makes my heart swell with pride!
One event that always heavies my heart, while also filling it with admiration and inspiration, is the medal ceremony. Bravery medals such as the Param Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra and the Maha Vir Chakra are awarded to valiant soldiers who laid down their lives for our safety.
The bravery of children is also noted and encouraged, with National Bravery Awards for the highest degree of courage and selfless sacrifice.
On this day, let us also take a moment to acknowledge the sacrifices and suffering of our freedom fighters, due to whom, we are here today. Here is my salute to those brave-hearts!
Finally, I would once again like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak about my beloved country and also the audience for patiently listening to me.
Jai Hind! Jai Bharat!
We hope these tips would help you in preparing a perfect speech for your little one. Feel proud as you instil patriotism and confidence in your child as he delivers the Republic Day speech, this year, with loud applause and appreciation from the audience.