Shivam Jadoun|Aug 2, 2021
- Constitution Day 2020: Students, ministers pledge to uphold its spirit
Constitution Day 2020: Students, ministers pledge to uphold its spirit
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.
Watch LIVE: President Kovind leads the nation in reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India on the occasion of Constitution Day https://t.co/wiVDCX9n5f— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 26, 2020
Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and the officials in his ministry too read the preamble.
Peamble 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.— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) November 26, 2020
Railways minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal wrote that the Constitution is “the heart, soul and guiding light of our democracy”.
Greetings on #ConstitutionDay. We, the people of India, adopted the Constitution on this day in 1949. It is the heart, soul & guiding light of our democracy.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 26, 2020
Today, let us all take a pledge to fulfil our fundamental duties for the progress of the nation. pic.twitter.com/9pajQT8nFn
“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.
On #ConstitutionDay, homage to Dr BR Ambedkar & the Constituent Assembly who gave shape to the democratic framework of India. Let us keep the spirit of our Constitution alive - Sovereignty, Socialism, Secularist, Democratic, Republic, Justice, Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 26, 2020
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot paid tribute to Ambedkar as well.
Greetings on the #ConstitutionDay & tributes to Dr BR Ambedkar, who chaired drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly & all the members. Let us reaffirm our commitment towards democratic ideals & values enshrined in constitution & renew our pledge to preserve & protect them.— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 26, 2020
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) .
The Faculties and Staff members of the Institute took the pledge on Constitution on the Samvidhan Divas pic.twitter.com/TIwdHqQPA0— NERIE_NCERT (@nerie_ncert) November 26, 2020
UGC officials reading of the Preamble of the Constitution of India on the Constitution Day at University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi
Reading of the Preamble of the Constitution of India on the Constitution Day, 26th November, 2020 - University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi #SamvidhanDiwas @PIB_India @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @MIB_India pic.twitter.com/EK7uOCotIh— UGC INDIA (@ugc_india) November 26, 2020
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