Constitution Day- Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

Constitution Day is not a public holiday. 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 by all students.

B.R. Ambedkar had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday delivered the 50th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat. In his address, PM Modi talked about the Constitution Day which is celebrated on November 26. He said that India’s constitution was adopted on 26th November 1949 and added that a significant time was spent on its formulation.

“It took the Constituent Assembly 2 years 11 months and 17 days to accomplish this stupendous task of drafting Constitution,” he said, while adding this year’s Constitution Day will mark 70 years of the adoption of Indian Constitution and then went on to praise the luminaries who dedicated a comprehensive and detailed Constitution to the country in under 3 years.

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