Constitution Day: History, Quotes & Everything About It

Publish On: 26 Nov, 2019 10:24 AM | Updated   |   Prateek  

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. 

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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.

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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.


Quotes about Constitution Day by Dr. BR Ambedkar:

  • "Democracy is not merely a form of government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men." -B R Ambedkar
  • "The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India." -B R Ambedkar
  • "What are we having this liberty for? We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights." -B R Ambedkar
  • "Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of it social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life." -B R Ambedkar
  • "Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them." -B R Ambedkar


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