Constitution Day of India
26th November is celebrated as the Constitution day of India. This is also known as National Law day.
On 26th November 1949, constituent Assembly of India had adopted the Constitution that came in to effect on 26th January 1950.
26th November was decided to celebrate as Constitution day by the government of India through a gazette notification issued on 19 November 2015.
In 2015 we celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who is known as the father of the Indian constitution.
He chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a very important role in the constitution drafting, so while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar’s Statue of Equality memorial in Mumbai on 11 October 2015, hon. Prime Minister Sh. Narender Modi made this announcement.
Objective behind celebrating the day is to spread the importance of the constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Dr. Ambedkar. To note- Constitution day is not announced a public holiday.
The Ministry of External Affairs directed all overseas Indian schools to celebrate 26 November as Constitution Day and directed embassies to translate the constitution into the local language of that nation and distribute it to various academies and libraries .