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Assam: Constitution Day observed in Hailakandi

Constitution Day, was celebrated in a befitting manner at Panchgram Town High School in Hailakandi, Assam.


Hailakandi

Constitution Day, which is also known as the Samvidhan Divas, was celebrated in a befitting manner at Panchgram Town High School in Hailakandi district on Monday.

Every year on November 26 the event is observed to mark the day on which the Constitution of India was adopted. While the adoption of the Constitution took place on November 26, 1949, it came into force on January 26, 1950.

Explaining the significance of the momentous day, Headmaster AS Choudhury exhorted upon the students to preserve and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the nation. Assistant teacher MH Barbhuiya threw light on the historical perspective during the drafting of the Constitution.

Students of the school also delivered speeches highlighting the importance and significance of the day.

It may be recalled that Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of the Constituent Assembly, in his speech, before putting the motion to pass the Constitution, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and said, ‘I shall only hope that all those whose good fortune it may be to work this Constitution in future, will remember that it was a unique victory which we achieved by unique method taught by the Father of the Nation, and it is up to us to preserve and protect the Independence that we have won and to make it really bear fruit for the man in the street.’

It was on November 19, 2015, when the Government of India through a gazette notification declared November 26 as the Constitution Day.

Earlier, this day was commemorated as National Law Day.

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