Constitution Adoption Day: Everything you need to know
Constitution of India was adopted on November 26 and it came into effect on January 26. November 26 is celebrated as the constitution adoption day. It is also known as Samvidhan Divas. Basically, the Indian constitution is the supreme rulebook that lays down all the important instructions that need to be followed by the government of India for the governance. Before the Independence of India, the Britishers made rules and they were known as Acts. Notably, the acts made by them were biased. When our constituent assembly was formed in 1946, a lot of debates happened, before the leaders finally came up with a final draft. It was adopted on November 26, 1949, and came into effect on January 26, 1950.
Here are 10 important things that you need to know about the Indian Constitution
1. After the constitution was passed, the historic session of Constituent Assembly concluded with the singing of National Anthem “Jana- Gana -Mana
2. November 26 was declared Constitution day on November 19, 2015, by the government of India. Notably, there is no public holiday on this day.
3. The draft of the constitution was prepared under the guidance of BR Ambedkar. According to the government notification, the day is also a tribute to Ambedkar.
4. Notably, this day was earlier celebrated as National Law Day, after a resolution by the Supreme Court Bar Association, a lawyers’ body, in 1979.
5. When the constitution draft was first put for debate and discussion, over 2000 amendments were made.
6. The handwritten constitution was signed on 24th January 1950, by 284 constituent assembly members. It included 15 women and it came into effect on January 26, 1950.
7. Our constitution has taken inspiration from so many other countries. For example, the idea of the five-year plan is borrowed from USSR.
8. The ideals of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity in our preamble have been taken from the French Revolution. It also the French Motto.
8. It is the longest written constitution. As of now, it has undergone a total of 100 amendments.
9. The original copy of the Constitution, written in Hindi and English, are kept in helium-filled cases in the Library of the Parliament.
10. The idea of fundamental rights was borrowed from the United States of America.
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