Silchar: When most of the educational institutions and academic concerns have ignored the ‘Constitution Day’ in the valley of Barak, Border Security Force Mizoram and Cachar Frontier made arrangements for its observance in a most sacrosanct manner. According to the information, the Frontier Force, N K Suyal, Deputy Inspector General/PSO, addressing the assembly of officers, SOs and ORs, said that the ‘Constitution Day’ of India is being observed on November 26 to spread awareness about the Constitution of India and its think-tank, Dr B R Ambedkar and highlighted the significance of the day.
It was in 1949, Constitution of India was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of independent India. It is significant to note that the Government of India declared November 26 as Constitution Day on November 19, 2015 by a gazette notification. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made the declaration on October 11, 2015 while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. The year of 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the Constitution.
Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day. November 26 was chosen to spread the importance of the Constitution as well as the thoughts and ideas of Ambedkar. It is also significant that January 26 is celebrated as Republic Day every year in order to carry the message that the greatest democracy in the world is committed to protect the fundamental rights and privileges of every Indian citizen. It is no less significant that the Constitution of India is enshrined to follow the ideals of democracy, socialism, equality, liberty and fraternity.
Hailakandi: Constitution Day, which is also known as the Samvidhan Divas, was celebrated in a befitting manner at Panchgram Town High School in Hailakandi district on Monday. Every year on November 26 the event is observed to mark the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. While the adoption of the Constitution took place on November 26, 1949, it came into force on January 26, 1950.
Explaining the significance of the momentous day, Headmaster AS Choudhury exhorted upon the students to preserve and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation. Assistant teacher MH Barbhuiya threw light on the historical perspective during the drafting of the Constitution.
Students of the school also delivered speeches highlighting the importance and significance of the day.
It may be recalled that Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of the Constituent Assembly, in his speech, before putting the motion to pass the Constitution, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and said, ‘I shall only hope that all those whose good fortune it may be to work this Constitution in future, will remember that it was a unique victory which we achieved by unique method taught by the Father of the Nation, and it is up to us to preserve and protect the Independence that we have won and to make it really bear fruit for the man in the street.’ It was on November 19, 2015, when the Government of India through a gazette notification declared November 26 as the Constitution Day. Earlier, this day was commemorated as National Law Day.
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