On Constitution Day ,PM Modi said, “our Constitution connects our varied country”
The 26th of November is designated as Constitution Day, also known as National Law Day, to honour the adoption of India’s Constitution. The Indian Constitution was enacted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and it went into effect on January 26, 1950, which is known as Republic Day in India.
As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ the Constitution Day will be commemorated in the Parliament’s centre hall this year. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and other dignitaries will attend the event, which will be presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind. As part of the celebrations for Constitution Day, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also launched an online course on the subject of the Indian Constitution on November 25.
In May 2015, the Union Cabinet announced that Constitution Day would be observed on November 26 to promote constitutional ideals among citizens.
The day’s significance:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the 26th of November to be Constitution Day in 2015. The statement was made as part of a year-long commemoration of Dr. B R Ambedkar’s 125th birthday. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness about the Indian Constitution and its principal architect, Dr. B R Ambedkar.
The Constituent Assembly, which was charged with drafting the Constitution, met for the first time on December 9, 1946. The Assembly spent nearly three years drafting the document, with more than 114 days dedicated solely on finalising the draft’s content. On December 13, 1946, then-Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru proposed the “Objectives Resolution,” which was ultimately adopted as the Preamble on January 22, 1947. The Drafting Committee, one of the Constituent Assembly’s roughly 17 committees, was chaired by Ambedkar. The mission was to draught a country’s draught constitution. Out of the 7,600 changes submitted, this Committee rejected 2,400.
During this ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ it is critical that we continue on the path of duty in order to defend our rights: PM Modi delivers a speech in Parliament.
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