November 26 is now officially Constitution Day

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November 26 which is widely celebrated as ‘Law Day’ has today been notified by the Government of India as ‘Constitution Day’. Why this date? The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949 and was enforced two months later on January 26, 1950 (celebrated as republic day). This year also marks the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who was a key player in the drafting of the Constitution.

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Well, here’s wishing you all a very happy Constitution Day, in advance.


Gazette Notification:

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(Department of Social Justice and Empowerment)

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 19th November, 2015

F. No. 19022/11/2015-VI (E).— Whereas the people of India, having solemnly resolved to secure to all its citizens Justice, Liberty, Equality and to promote Fraternity among all, adopted, enacted and gave to themselves the Constitution of India in the Constituent Assembly on the 26th day of November, 1949 ;

And whereas the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly, under the Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, provided its invaluable services in drafting the Constitution of India and the nation is celebrating the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in recognition of his contribution to building modern India;

Now, therefore, the Government of India has decided to celebrate the 26th day of the November of every year as the “CONSTITUTION DAY” to promote constitutional values among citizens.

B.L. MEENA, Jt. Secy.


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Nishant Gambhir

Nishant is the founder of Lex Do It a legal awareness and public advocacy social enterprise. Nishant is a lawyer by qualification but an activist by practice.