26th November ‘Constitution Day’

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The Government has decided to observe 26th November as ‘Constitution Day. On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India.

This year, the country is celebrating 125th birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar . The ‘Constitution Day’ will be a part of these year-long nationwide celebrations. This will be a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar , who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the Nodal Ministry for celebration of Constitution Day.

A number of activities will be taken up by other Ministries/Departments which include:-

Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed that following activities are proposed to be undertaken by all schools under the CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA), and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and those under the State Governments and UTs on the occasion of the first “Constitution Day”-

i. Preamble to the Constitution (as it exists on date) to be read out in school assembly on 26th November, 2015 by all students.
ii. One period to be devoted on 26th November, 2015 for a talk on the salient features of the Constitution of India and its making, by a guest speaker or one of the teachers.
iii. Essay competitions and quizzes to be organized on the theme of the Constitution.
iv. An online Essay competition to be also organized on the theme of the Constitution by all CBSE affiliated schools.

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has decided to illuminate Parliament House Complex on the occasion of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015 and they have also decided to call for Special Session of Parliament for this purpose.

The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment has requested to all the State Government/ Union Territories to celebrate Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.

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