November 26 is observed as Constitution Day or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ every year. Every year, the nation observes November 26 as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

In 2015, the Union ministry of social justice notified the decision of the Centre to celebrate November 26 as Constitution Day to promote constitutional values among citizens, according to a government website.

PM Modi extended his best wishes to citizens while sharing a part of the speech Dr Ambedkar had delivered in the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1948, “in which he moved a motion for the adoption of the Draft Constitution as settled by the Drafting Committee”.

 

Law minister Kiren Rijiju, tweeted, ” Since 2015, under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji we began to celebrate 26th Nov as Constitution Day. To honor the makers of our constitution and reiterate our commitment to building an India that would make them very proud. Happy Samvidhan Divas to my fellow citizens.”

 

The Congress shared a video of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru with the caption: “Constitution must not be made a plaything of some fickle thought or some fickle fortune.”

 

Inspirational Quotes by Father of Indian Constitution Dr. BR Ambedkar:

“Political democracy cannot last unless there lies at the base of…social democracy. What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognizes liberty, equality, and fraternity as the principles of life…”

“However good a constitution maybe, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a constitution maybe, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good”

“If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form, but also in fact, what must we do? The first thing in my judgment we must do is to hold fast to constitutional methods of achieving our social and economic objectives”.

“The Constitution can provide only the organs of State such as the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. The factors on which the working of those organs of the State depend are the people and the political parties they will set up as their instruments to carry out their wishes and their politics.”

 

 

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