SHILLONG: The Assam Rifles on November 26 celebrated Constitution Day. On the occasion, a Preamble was read by all ranks at various locations.
Highlighting the importance of the Indian Constitution, several lectures were organised at different locations.
The Constitution Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1949. It is the longest written constitution of any sovereign state in the world. It has about 145,000 words. Constitution Day is also known as the ‘Samvidhan Divas.’ The day aims to create awareness of Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
The year 2015 marked the 125th anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. The Central government’s Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment notified November 26 as Constitution Day on November 19, 2015.
Prior to that, the day was observed as National Law Day as a tribute to Ambedkar, the first law minister of the country.
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