Constitution Day 2020: Students, ministers pledge to uphold its spirit

Constitution Day 2020: Students, ministers pledge to uphold its spirit Constitution Day: UGC officials reading preamble to Constitution of India (Source: Twitter / UGC)
Aeshwarya Tiwari | Nov 26, 2020 - 1:07 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Ministers, leaders, school and college students are observing Constitution Day with pledges to uphold the spiral of the Indian Constitution.

The Constitution was formally adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, but the celebration of November 26 as ‘Constitution Day’ began in 2015 when the ministry of social justice and empowerment notified the government’s decision to mark that day as ‘Samvidhan Divas’ and ‘National Law Day’. The Constitution of India came into force from January 26, 1950, a day celebrated as Republic Day ever since.

On Thursday, the ministry of education spread awareness about Constitution Day through posts on its social media channels. Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted: “Preamble is the guiding spirit of our Constitution and the country. On this Constitution Day, let us all take a pledge to live by the principles laid down in the preamble.” President Ram Nath Kovind read the preamble to the Constitution in a live telecast.

This is what various leaders said about the Constitution of India and Constitution Day and how it was celebrated in educational institutions.

President Ram Nath Kovind read out the preamble to the Constitution.

Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and the officials in his ministry too read the preamble.

Railways minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal wrote that the Constitution is “the heart, soul and guiding light of our democracy”.

“This day 71 years ago, we adopted our Constitution - a vibrant and living document. To abide by it shall be the best service to “India that is Bharat”,” wrote finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Chief ministers weighed in too. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to BR Ambedkar, the chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitution.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot paid tribute to Ambedkar as well.

A student of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Gurugram region reads the preamble.

A lecture was delivered on Fundamental Rights and Duties at the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) .

UGC officials reading of the Preamble of the Constitution of India on the Constitution Day at University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi

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