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Constitution Day 2020: Ashok Bhan wished people happy Samvidhan Diwas

The constitution of India frames the rights, principles, procedures, restrictions and duties of the government as well as the people of India

Post by on Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Speaking to lawyers across the country through webinar, organised by Asia Pacific Lawyers group, senior Supreme Court advocate and a prominent bar leader Ashok Bhan wished the citizens of India all over the globe a happy Samvidhan Diwas.

He said this day is a reminder to us that while constitution gives rights to the citizens, frames principles, procedures, restrictions and duties for the government at the same time it casts duties on the citizens to follow the rule of law.

Bhan said to safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect and their unity and oneness, and should insist upon choosing as their representatives only such persons who are honest, grounded ,good and truthful.

Bhan said,in the sub-continent two independent countries came into being on 14/15 August 1947.India has been a successful democracy and Constitutionalism has stood the test of being in active practise through institutions. The Indian judiciary has evolved as the apex custodian of protection of Human Rights. The Constitution declares India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizens' justice, equality, and liberty and endeavors to promote fraternity. The Indian constitution stood the test of time as India has been a successful democracy, unlike many others who had become independent at the same time.

Bhan said, the Constitution Day is observed every year on November 26, in India. The day is also known as Samvidhan Diwas or National Law Day. Constitution Day is celebrated to commemorate the day when the Constitution of India was adopted.The National Law Day highlights the significance of the Indian Constitution in governing the country. Indians share Constitutional Day  and Samvidhan Diwas wishes.

This day was celebrated as a national Law day and since 2015 after the Government of India issued a gazette notification. The year also marked the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India.

He further says, the National Law Day commemorates the pledge of Purna Swaraj, passed in the Lahore session of the Congress in 1930.

The constitution of India frames the rights, principles, procedures, restrictions and duties of the government as well as the people of India. It also declares India to be a secular, sovereign and a democratic republic. Some of National Law Day quotes include - “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” Abraham Lincoln, former US President.

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” -B R Ambedkar

“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.” -B R Ambedkar.


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