The True Spirit of Republic Day



The True Spirit of Republic Day


The dream of becoming an independent republic turned into reality on 26th January 1950 for India 68 years ago. Today our nation celebrates the Republic day with pride and dignity paying respect to the soldiers on this day who have laid down their lives for our cherished citizens to breathe with peace on our soil.



Republic Day - Empowering the Citizens



The constitution that came into effect on this day gave Indian citizens the power to govern themselves by choosing their own government.


Events of the grand celebration



Grand parades are held in New Delhi and state capitals that charge the atmosphere with electrifying emotions of patriotism. The tricolour flag is unfurled fervently on this day, each colour’s significance reinforcing the values of strength, courage, peace, truth and auspiciousness into the fabric of our being. The crowd cheers in pleasure when the hovering helicopters shower rose petals on them when they fly past the celebration arena. The National Folk dance floats weave their magic and enthrall the audience every year around this joyous occasion.


So are we actually celebrating the true spirit of independent India today?



Does just celebrating this day on a grand scale mark the end of the day? Let’s recharge that patriotic feeling of safeguarding our country’s interests on this day - be it economic, social, cultural or environmental for a nation equipped with health, success and happiness.


India is shackled in the growing menace of air pollution to the extent that it dulls the true spirit of independence. So what better day than the Republic Day to begin initiatives and implement the drive towards a “Clean Air” environment. This becomes an individual responsibility rather than resting only on the government’s shoulders. Our present is marred with air pollution that affects us our children and our elders with breathing issues. So then what would the future be like? It sends a shiver down your spine at the very thought of it. So lets shrug that shiver away and get to work.



Let’s make sure we are moving in the direction towards “ Clean Air Environment” Taking power usage for granted poses a grave problem.



Burning gas for luxurious use or using electricity insensitively does add to the existing environmental pollution. Do your bit by-


  • Switching of lights, fans, air conditioners on time or restricting their usage

  • Run dishwashers and washing machines with complete loads 


Multiple homes working towards power conservation will make a huge difference.


Use less fuel when it comes to our external environment



  • Don’t burn garden waste, rather convert it into compost and use it for growing your vegetables.

  • Ensure your car tyres are always well inflated to make them fuel efficient and get a better ride too.

  • Regular service of your vehicles will make them work efficiently.

  • Switch off your car engine when you are waiting at a signal or stuck in traffic jams.

  • Choose to walk small distances, use more of the public transport system, plan carpools to reduce the number of vehicles on the road

  • Periodic emission testing of vehicles ensures the least amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere again. 


A little effort on your part can reduce overall air pollution and reduce your carbon footprint.


Now how can we safeguard our indoor environment?




Let’s pay a humble heed to our conveniences today that haven’t got noticed in this light. Usage of appliances that reduce the load on power are a part of our fast paced lifestyle today. Prestige has revolutionised its efforts in bringing forth its innovative kitchen appliances and cleaning solutions to our homes that not only make our life easy but also safeguard our environment at the same time.



Check out these appliances that go easy on power 


  • The Electric Kettle automatically switches off when the water starts boiling.
  • Mixer grinders come to a halt with the increased load so that there is the protection of the appliance and also to prevent unnecessary drawing of power.
  • The Induction cooktop adjusts the power usage with its automatic voltage regulator as per the size of the utensil.
  • Tattva Water Purifiers deliver pure water rich in minerals that do not depend on electricity.
  • The rechargeable portable LED Lantern also shuts off automatically when it is plugged in for charging once it gets recharged completely.
  • Prestige Hob tops with its Italian make SABAF burners conserve gas usage with its uniform heating and minimal gas consumption.
  • The glass top gas tables of various models again have efficient burners for conservative use of gas.
  • The Chimneys rid our kitchen of unwanted smoke and odours to keep it fresh and clean taking care of our health.
  • Pressure Cookers cook fast to give you nourishing meals saving a lot of energy.
  • Air Purifiers contribute to clear our home space of hazardous pollutants and allergens with its advanced HEPA Filter. Disease-causing germs are eliminated, safeguarding your family’s health. It gives an alert when it is time to replace your filter so that it continues to serve you with efficiency with minimal power usage.



Environmental issues are well recognized today. Many nations are grappling under its destructive effects. So government initiatives have to be implemented vigorously along with fruitful public co-operation. Our personal contributions would see us to a bright and healthy future. It is time to take a pledge this Republic Day to face this challenge with strength and courage drawing inspiration from the saffron colour of the national flag and move towards a green, fertile and purer environment as the green colour of our flag indicates.