Constitution Day:- In October, while laying the foundation stone of the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Memorial in Mumbai, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that this year onwards, November 26 would be observed as Constitution Day. The events will be a part of the year-long nationwide celebrations to mark the 130th birth anniversary of Ambedkar.
November 26 is Constitution Day. How much do students and teachers know about the features of the supreme law of India?
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|271 men and women who were part of the Assembly, drafted the Indian Constitution after three years of debate over the governing charter of India.
|The Constitution consists of 90,000 words carefully handwritten in English and Hindi. The books were also illustrated with events from Indian history exquisitely prepared by the great national artist, Nandalal Bose of Santiniketan.
|There were no foreign consultants involved in framing the Constitution. The founders were adamant that Indians should have full control over the drafting procedure. Thus, the assistance of several lawyer members was sought: Nehru, Prasad, Ambedkar, and Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar were part of the historic draft.
|Based on expert inputs, the Assembly’s Constitutional Adviser B.N. Rau prepared an initial draft in February 1948. Rau’s draft was further revised by Ambedkar’s drafting committee and issued in November 1948.
|The Assembly took almost a year to discuss it. More than 2,000 amendments were considered and several were accepted. The drafting committee produced a revised draft, which was eventually adopted by the Assembly, with some changes, as the Constitution on November 26, 1949.
|Two days later,cons. became fully effective. At a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall, Governor General Rajagopalachari solemnly proclaimed India as a “Sovereign, Democratic Republic”.
|Through its unprecedented abolition of untouchability,it serves as a powerful emancipation proclamation ending centuries of caste-based discrimination and social exclusion.
|November Social Events
|Date of Celebration
|All Saints Day
|World Tsunami Awareness Day
|International Week of Science and Peace
|9th to 14th November
|Legal Services Day
|National Cooperative Week
|14th to 20th November
|International Day for Tolerance and Peace
|National Epilepsy Day
|National Integration Day
|Quami Ekta Week
|19th to 25th of November
|World Heritage Week
|19th to 25th of November
|Child Rights Day
|International Film Festival of India
|20th to 30th November