India's 67th Republic Day


WHEREAS, on January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India was passed by the Constituent Assembly of India, marking the country’s transition toward an independent republic; and

WHEREAS, known as Republic Day, January 26 is celebrated by individuals all over the world, with a grand parade held in New Delhi from the Rajghat along the Vijay path; and

WHEREAS, the parade is followed by displays from different states of the country, depicting people celebrating the event; and

WHEREAS, The Indian American Community Organizations of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Region and the National Council of Asian Indian Associations Inc. (NCAIA) will host a celebration on January 26, 2016, in honor of India’s 67th Republic Day at the George Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, this celebration offers authentic Indian cuisine, musical performances, youth events, and more; and

WHEREAS, Republic Day is an opportunity to celebrate Virginia’s thousands of Indian-Americans, whose abilities and contributions strengthen Virginia’s economy, enrich Virginia’s diverse culture, and invigorate Virginia’s communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize January 26, 2016, as INDIA’S 66TH REPUBLIC DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.