Constitution Day 2018 -
Constitution Day 2018
Posted 26 Nov 2018 04:05 PM

Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 every year to mark the day on which the Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly. The Constituent Assembly met for its first session on December 9, 1947, and was attended by 207 members. The Drafting Committee of the Constitution was headed by B R Ambedkar who is often referred to as the ‘architect of the Indian Constitution’. Over the course of the next two years, the committee took important decisions regarding the objectives, principles and other aspects of the Constitution. It was finally adopted on November 26, 1949, and came into effect two months later on January 26, 1950, which is celebrated as Republic Day.

The Narendra Modi-led government declared November 26 to be observed as Constitution Day on November 19, 2015. That year the government was observing the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, and as part of the celebrations had decided to celebrate Constitution Day. The Prime Minister made the announcement while laying the foundation stone of an Ambedkar memorial at Indu Mills compound in Mumbai.

Constitution Day is not a public holiday. However, schools, universities and other cultural and educational institutions are advised to observe the day by disseminating information on the Constitution through quizzes, debates, extempores etc.. This year as part of the celebration, the Buddhist Association for the blind and the Saavi Foundation and Swagat Thorat will collectively produce for the first time, the Constitution in Braille for the benefit of those who are visually challenged. Further, on Saturday a rally was flagged off from Amravati wherein 69 vehicles would be covering a distance of 500 kilometers to mark the 69th year since the adoption of the Constitution.5 things related to the Constitution of India
5 things related to the Constitution of India
1. The Constitution of India was completed on November 26, 1949. The Indian Constitution was prepared in two years, 11 months and 18 days. There are 448 articles and 12 schedules in the Indian Constitution and it is divided into 25 parts.

2. 284 members of the Constituent Assembly had signed the document on 24 January 1950 and it was implemented two days later on January 26, 1950.

3. No typing or printing was used to draft the constitution.

4. On August 29, 1947, a draft constitution committee was set up and the appointment of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar as its president was made. Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad etc. were the main members of this gathering.
5. The estimated expenditure on the Constituent Assembly was Rs. 1 crore.

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