Every year on November 26th, India celebrates Constitution Day. It marks the Constituent Assembly's adoption of India's Constitution post-independence. The Indian Constitution is the country's most important governmental document. Here is the essay on National Constitution Day for students.
Significance Of Constitution Day
The Constituent Assembly officially accepted the Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949. The Chairman of the Drafting Committee, Mr. B.R. Ambedkar, presented it to President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on November 25, 1949, however, it was adopted on November 26, 1949. Though the constitution took effect on January 26, 1950 (Republic Day), Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26th to commemorate its adoption.
History Of Constitution Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the one who came up with the idea of celebrating Constitution Day in India. In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government wanted to commemorate Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's, the father of the constitution, 125th birth anniversary as a big occasion. Following that, as part of the year-long commemoration, a number of activities were held across the country.
The Prime Minister declared November 26th as Constitution Day during one of these events in Mumbai in October, when laying the foundation stone for the Ambedkar memorial. As a result, on November 19th, the government issued an official gazette recognising November 26th as Constitution Day of India.
Celebration Of The First National Constitution Day
Many government departments and schools across India commemorated India's first constitution day. The Department of Education had issued directions to schools requiring youngsters to study the preamble of the Constitution.
Essay competitions were held on topics related to India's constitution. These contests took place on both online and offline platforms. Mock parliamentary debates had also been held at a number of campuses across the country.
The Ministry of External Affairs has issued guidelines to all Indian schools operating abroad to observe Constitution Day on November 26th. The Constitution was also to be translated into local languages and disseminated in libraries and other relevant locations by Embassies.
Constitution Day reconnects us to our basic origins and makes us appreciate the importance of the country's constitution. It should be honoured with unprecedented passion and excitement by all segments of society, not just government departments.