Constitution Day of India: History & Significance

New Delhi: Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 every year. It is also known as National Law Day. The day marks the adoption of constitution by the Indian Constituent Assembly in 1949.

The Indian Constitution is the longest-written constitution in the world. It offers a framework for governing the country by keeping in mind the social, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation.

The constitution of India is said to be ‘of the people, for the people, and by the people’.

The Preamble of the Indian Constitution declares India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic, and welfare state which is committed to securing justice, liberty, and equality for individuals. The Indian Constitution makes aware of fundamental rights along with the fundamental duties of every citizen.

The Constitution Assembly adopted the Indian Constitution on 26 November 1949 and came into force on 26 January 1950.

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly. He played a crucial role in the framing of the Indian Constitution. Dr. Ambedkar was the first Minister of Law and Justice in the country.

The Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment announced to observe November 26 as Constitution Day in 2015 to promote constitutional values among citizens of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the founding fathers of the constitution who had contributed to the making of the Constitution, today.

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