The Constitution of India was adopted on 26 November 1949, 70 years ago today and it came into effect on 26 January 1950. This was delineating the beginning of India as a republic. Since then the Constitution Day which is also known as Samvidhan Divas is celebrated in India every year on the 26th of November.
Dr. B R Ambedkar (the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly) and his contributions in the formation of the Constitution of India are also remembered on this day.
Today, the government is going to celebrate the occasion in the central hall of Parliament. PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and also Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla are going to address the MPs. BJP is going to organize a 10-day long program for the same.
Ram Nath Kovind is going to inaugurate a digital exhibition from the Central Hall of Parliament via the means of video conferencing.
The meeting time for Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is 2 pm where the opposition is going to cause hindrance because of the Maharashtra issue.
PM Modi has addressed the 26th of November as a special day for the whole country during the 56th edition of the program 'Mann ki Baat'.
Modi also said:
"I hope that the 'Constitution Day' reinforces our obligation towards upholding the constitutional ideals and values thus contributing to nation-building. After all, this was the dream of the makers of our Constitution. "
Jammu & Kashmir is going to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Constitution Day for the first time as Article 370 is now abrogated ending the J&K constitution that was prevailing there since 1957.