Today, 26 December 2021 is Constitution Day. Constitution Day is celebrated every year on 26 November all over the country, because on this day the Indian Constitution was formally adopted by the Constituent Assembly. The Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution on 26 November 1949. However, the Indian Constitution was implemented on 26 January 1950. After this, on the occasion of the 125th birthday of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, in the year 2015, 26 November was announced to be celebrated as Constitution Day. Since then Constitution Day is celebrated every year on 26 November.
“This year, the country is dedicated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary is being celebrated. ‘Constitution Day’ will be a part of these year-long nationwide celebrations. It will be a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar, who, as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly, was instrumental in the making of the Indian Constitution,” said a 2015 press release by the Press Information Bureau.
Importance of Constitution Day- On the occasion of Constitution Day, we not only feel that we are citizens of independent India, but we get our rights from the fundamental rights mentioned in the constitution and also remind us of our responsibilities as citizens through written fundamental duties.
Why We Celebrate?- National Constitution Day in India is an officially celebrated event every year on 26 November, which is celebrated to remember and honor the father of the Constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. People of India celebrate its history, freedom, independence, and peace after starting its constitution. Often a preamble is presented before them to reveal the objectives of the constitution. The Preamble of the Indian Constitution is considered to be the best in the world. Through the Preamble, the essence, expectations, objectives, aims, and philosophy of the Indian Constitution are revealed.