Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas November 26, 1949
26 November every year is a very special day for every Indian citizen. Actually, this is the day when the Constituent Assembly of the country duly adopted the existing constitution. It is the Constitution that makes us feel the feeling of a free citizen of a free country. While the fundamental rights given in the constitution give us our rights by becoming our shield, they also remind us of our obligations in the fundamental duties given in it. Every year 26 November is celebrated as Constitution Day in the country. 26 November is also known as National Law Day.
The present constitution was duly adopted by the Constituent Assembly of the country on 26 November 1949. However, it was implemented on 26 January 1950.
When and why was the decision to celebrate Constitution Day taken?
According to a government website, in 2015, the Union Ministry of Social Justice notified the Centre's decision to observe 26 November as Constitution Day to promote constitutional values among citizens.
“If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Constitution Day is celebrated every year on 26 November in India. This day celebrates the adoption of the Constitution in India.
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India on 26 November 1949. It came into force on 26 January 1950 (Republic Day).
Constitution Day is also Constitution Day and National Law Day. The first Constitution Day was celebrated on 26 November 2015. The purpose of this day is to promote constitutional values among the citizens of India.
“Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.”
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Various programs like quizzes, introduction reading, essay writing, etc. are organized all over the country to celebrate this occasion.
The Indian Constitution is the longest written constitution in the world. Many parts of it are taken from the constitutions of the United Kingdom, America, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Canada and Japan. It describes the fundamental rights, duties, role of the government, powers of the Prime Minister, President, Governor, and Chief Minister of the citizens of the country. What is the work of the legislature, executive, and judiciary, what is their role in running the country, all these things are mentioned in the constitution?
The day is also an occasion to honor. Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who became India's first law minister at the Congress-led Centre, was appointed as the chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee in 1947 and was given the responsibility of writing the country's new constitution.
November 26 is observed as Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ every year, which commemorates the adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constitution was adopted and it came into effect on January 26, 1950.