Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will participate in the Constitution Day celebrations in the Supreme court on 26th of November where he will launch various new initiatives under the e-court project. The project is an effort to provide services to litigants, lawyers and the judiciary through ICT enablement of courts.
The initiatives being launched by PM Modi include Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, Digital court and S3WaaS Websites, the Prime Minister’s office said in a press release.
History of Constitution Day
On the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar (Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constitution), Union Cabinet declared 26 November as Constitution Day to promote “constitutional values among citizens” in the year 2015. Other individuals on the Drafting Committee of the Constitution included Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, etc.
Since then, November 26 celebrated as a remarkable day for the nation. November 26 was chosen as it was a historical day when the Constituent Assembly of the country duly adopted the present constitution. The main aim of Constitution Day is to create awareness about the Constitution among the citizens of India and to propagate constitutional values.
The fundamental rights given by the constitution in the country give us our rights by protecting us, while the fundamental duties given in it also remind us of our responsibilities.
Interesting Facts related to Constitution Day
Let’s look at some interesting facts related to Constitution Day –
- Indian Constitution was prepared in a total of 2 years 11 months and 18 days.
- The Constitution of India is the largest written constitution in the world.
- The original copy of the constitution was handwritten by writer Prem Narayan Raizada.
- At present, the original copies of the Constitution are preserved inside the Library of Parliament in a box filled with helium and wrapped in flannel cloth with naphthalene balls.
- Each page of the constitution has a gold leaf frame and the opening page of each chapter is beautifully decorated with artwork.
- The basic structure of the Indian Constitution is based on the Government of India Act 1935.
- Some very important parts of our constitution have been borrowed from many countries, such as fundamental rights and independent judiciary from the USA, parliamentary system from Britain and the post of President, federal government system from Canada, constitutional amendment system from Africa, and fundamental duties from the Soviet Union. , Emergency provisions from Germany, Directive principles of policy from Ireland, the Republican system of governance from France and a Concurrent list from Australia etc.
- Sir Ivor Jennings had called the Indian Constitution the largest and most comprehensive constitution in the world and also said that the elaborateness of the Indian Constitution can be called its demerit and a paradise for lawyers.