Republic Day

by Divyaraj Singh on Feb 02, 2023

Republic Day
The Constitution of India 1950 went into effect on January 26, 1950, and India transitioned from a British dominion to an independent constitutional republic – a day we commemorate each year as Republic Day. The day was filled with celebration and pomp, much like the day we gained our independence.

The nation comes together on that day to commemorate its shared principles and history, to show that India has an identity distinct from any other country. And, on this Republic Day, we wish to reflect on what we can learn from our very own Independence Day. It is also important to mention that our Independence Day embodies the theme of “ Unity in Diversity” – a principle that the country has fully embraced. Each state and language has its own cultural features and traditions, but have all joined together in celebrating the nation’s biggest festival, Republic Day.

Dekulture set the true example of unity in diversity. For an instance, our gorgeous 100% biodegradable handmade wool felt toys are made by artisans from Namda cluster in the Tonk district. Once ruled by the 'Pathans' of Afghanistan, collectively employs about 500 Pinjare artisans, an Indian- Persian Muslim community. Apart from contemporary workshops using a carding machine to fluff the wool, the entire felt-making process is quite primitive. Felt making is said to have migrated to India from Iran and Turkey. It is believed that a person named Nubi developed felt fabric to protect Emperor Akbar's horse from cold in the 11th century. Akbar, being impressed by the craftsmanship, gave the craft the title of Namda. Namda toys came into existence about 10 years ago, thus their shapes have taken a modern twist. Our little-felt friends come in vibrant animal figures such as elephants, goats, and reindeer. These toys & ornaments are the perfect precedents of the art of acceptance that Tonk portrays, as, during the British rule, it set an example of Hindu- Muslim unity in India.

We can also learn a lot from the 21st century that India has ushered in. A new India has emerged as a leader in the global marketplace, with a dynamic economy and a vast and growing middle class. With the introduction of a new-generation of technology and several groundbreaking initiatives, India has been able to advance its economic growth in all sectors of the economy by promoting made In India campaign. Dekulture plays an important role in society by promoting Indian cultural heritage, supporting a large number of traditional craftsmen, and raising people's living standards by providing them with 100% Handmade and Utilitarian Objects for modern lifestyles. We take an environmentally friendly approach by using recycled and biodegradable materials, which will not only reduce carbon footprints but also contribute to the development of a sustainable economy. We are also one of the fastest growing major economies in the world, and are expected to have the world’s third largest economy by 2030. JAI HIND!