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India's 65th Republic Day celebrated by Google with daredevil motorcyclists in tri-colour doodle

Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 11:12am IST Updated: Sunday, 26 January 2014 - 11:14am IST | Agency: dna Web Team
The search engine has a saffron, white and green appearance with characters representing a unit of the armed forces.

The Google doodle on January 26 on the India homepage sees motorcycle daredevils who represent a unit of the armed forces painted in the Indian tri-colours.

The characters are seen carrying the doodle that has saffron, white and green - the colours of the Indian flag. G, O, G, L, E are in green while the middle O is saffron as the space surrounding the doodle is white.

When one clicks on the doodle, it leads to search results about Republic Day.

Republic Day in India pays homage to the day when the Constitution of India came into force. Though India got her independence on August 15, 1947; the  Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India was only replace on January 26, 1950.

It was on that day, 64 years ago that India adopted a democratic government system, completing the country's transition, thus becoming an independent republic.

January 26 is one of three national holidays in India, with Independence Day i.e. August 15 and Gandhi Jayanti which is October 2 as the other two.

On this day, there is a parade in the national capital in Delhi where the President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries are present as well as parades in the capitals of all states in India remembering the January 26 of 1950, a day of great historic importance.

Patriotic songs, flag hoisting in schools, colleges and government offices are held where people pay tribute to the Motherland and India's fight to be free of foreign rule.

Here's wishing all our readers, A very Happy Republic Day!

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