New Delhi: Yearlong nationwide activities on Constitution Day are being launched to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly, beginning 26 November.
26 November is celebrated every year as Constitution Day, also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas’. These activities aim to reiterate and reorient the citizens towards the values and principles enshrined in the Indian Constitution and encouraging all Indians to play their rightful role in strengthening the Indian Democracy.
Various sections of society will do a mass reading of the Preamble to the Constitution at 11:00 am tomorrow. Like every year, each Ministry, Department and Organisation will take up a mass reading of the Preamble to mark the occasion. Talks, discussions and seminars will also take place all over the country on Constitution Day.
The aim is to publicize the rich composite culture and diversity of the nation. Further, it aims to create awareness of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
Activities on Constitution Day will see participation and cooperation from all Ministries and Departments at the Centre and State, Autonomous Bodies, Public Sector Undertakings, Armed Forces and Central Public Organisations.
Calling to make it a peoples’ movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the nation through ‘Mann ki Baat’ on November 24.
The President of India, the Vice President of India, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, the Minister for Law & Justice and all Members of Parliament will participate in a special function being organized in the Central Hall of the Parliament on Constitution Day.
A digital photo exhibition will be inaugurated and a portal on the Youth Parliament Scheme will also be launched on this occasion. As a mark of solidarity and an appeal to citizens of India to exhort their contribution during the campaign, an electronically signed Pledge by the Prime Minister will be rendered to the public at large.
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