One of India’s biggest achievement which is still remarked as one of the most important pillars on which the India is standing right now. While the day is known as ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ and is being celebrated in India in honour of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who is renown as the architect of Indian Constitution.
The Government of India has declared 26 November as the constitution day in 1949 when the constituent Assembly of India adopted the constitution of India and it comes to power from 26 January 1950. But there were little changes which is being made by the Prime minister of India Narendra Modi, who made the declaration on 11 October 2015 on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai, while the year 2015 is also the 125th birth anniversary of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, who has chaired the drafting committee of the constituent assembly and played a very pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution.
The day is widely known to spread the importance and significance of this day and history too, while on the other day it is also known to spread the message, thoughts, and ideas of Dr Ambedkar throughout the world. While the Constitution Day don’t have a public holiday.
The Various departments of the Government of India celebrated the first Constitution day. As per the Department of Education and Literacy, the preamble of the constitution was read in all schools and institutions by all students.
while there were the different and impressive quiz and essay competitions events which are organised both online and offline on the subject of the constitution of India. So today’s day is quite important for everyone of Indian resident to know everything about our Indian Constitution while still marking the greatness and importance of this day.
Some of the unknown and rare facts about the Indian constitution on which Indians can surely proud:
1. Constitution of India was neither printed nor typed in any way. The whole institution was handwritten and calligraphed in both Hindi and English.
2. Currently, the original copies have been kept in special helium-filled cases in the Library of the Parliament.
3. The Indian Constitution is the longest written constitution of any independent country of the world ever.
4. Constitution of India borrowed several ideas from other countries, hence, it is known as a bag of borrowings.
5. The concept of 5-year-plans was taken from USSR. Concepts of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity were taken from the French constitution The law, which the Supreme Court of India follows, was taken from Japan. Directive principles were taken from Ireland.
6. The Constituent Assembly had 284 members including 15 women members.
7. Constitution of India is known as the best constitution of the world as it has only seen 94 amendments.