The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) fraternity led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla joined President Ram Nath Kovind in the live reading of the preamble of the Constitution today as part of observance of Constitution Day which is a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – signifying the passage of 75 years since the country gained independence from British colonial rule.
The President also released a digital version of the Constituent Assembly debates at the Central Hall of the Parliament House. The document is an online version of a calligraphed copy of the Constitution as well as an updated version of the document laying down the framework of the fundamental political code of the country, which will include all amendments to date.
The observation of Constitution Day on November 26 started in 2015, with an aim to give due recognition to the significance of this historic date.
Similarly, the Constitution Day was observed at North Eastern Council (NEC) Secretariat here today by the officials and staff by reading out of the preamble of the Constitution by NEC Member Air Marshal (Retd) Anjan Kumar Gogoi followed by speeches from the key officials.
While sharing the importance of the Constitution, Gogoi said Constitution Day was earlier celebrated as the National Law Day but since 2015, it is being celebrated as the Constitution Day.
Gogoi expressed that the Constitution basically is the law of the land and the Indian Constitution being flexible can also be called a “living constitution.”
NEC Financial Adviser Gaigongdin Panmei shared, “Though we got our freedom on 15th August 1947, it was realised only after we had our Constitution. Without the Constitution, freedom would be meaningless.”
Stressing on the fact that people should be made aware of the rights the Constitution provides them as a citizen of this country, NEC Economic Adviser (E&M) Sherry Lalthangzo said, “We are amongst the fortunate ones who have education and knowledge and we must impart our knowledge to those who are not aware of their rights.”