26 January 2017
King's Celebrates Indian Republic Day
Following on from last year’s recognition of Indian Republic Day, King’s College once again marked this special day with a celebratory feast, prepared by the King’s catering staff.
With the recent opening of King’s College India in the city
of Rohtak, King’s College Taunton continues to strengthen ties with this new
school. A colourful array of traditional
dishes, beautifully displayed with handmade decorations, were created for
everyone to try at lunchtime, and the national flag, brought back from our
Headmaster’s previous visit to India, flew high in the Front Square.
Indian Republic Day honours
the date on which the constitution of India came into force. The constitution
was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into
effect on 26 January 1950. The credit for drafting the constitution is given to
Dr BR Ambedkar.
The day is one of the three national holidays in India. The main celebration is held in the national capital, New Delhi. On this day ceremonious parades take place, performed as a tribute to the country.
Please view the video below to see footage from our celebratory lunch: