In series of tweets, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked about paying tribute to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the father of Indian Constitution. So far, November 26 has been celebrated as the ‘Law Day’, especially by those who were engaged with the Law business in India. To impart it a national significance, as well as to honour the creator himself, the Prime Minister declared November 26 as the “Constitution Day”. And, henceforth, the day will be observed as a National Holiday.
The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949 and was implemented two months later on January 26, 1950. However, the gazette notification for the declaration of November 26 as the National Holiday is issued on November 19, 2015 by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment of the Ministry Of Social Justice And Empowerment. According to the notification, the running year also celebrates the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar, the man behind the successful framing of the Indian Constitution. In fact, he is the man, who has chaired the Constituent Assembly and fundamental in the drafting of the Constitution of India.
Few days before the declaration of November 26 as the National Holiday, the Government of India has jointly issued a commemorative stamp on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on September 30, 2015. This stamp was a grand tribute to the great soul on his of 125th Birth Anniversary. On the first meeting of the ‘National Committee on Nationwide Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’ helmed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 23, 2015, the latter made a clear note that the agenda of the year-long celebrations of the 125th birth anniversary of is to make the world aware about Dr. BR Ambekdar and his contributions as a champion of the underprivileged.
While the entire country is observing the Constitution day on November 26 as the National Holiday, the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has pledged to the state Government to celebrate the day long before, so that the students and the youngsters can learn more about this revered yet mostly unnoticed man of the country.
As opined by the SC Commission Minister, Mr. Rajesh Bagha has also sad in this regard that the Commission has also asked the State government to organize seminars, , quiz contests, debates and various other competitions on this very day. The motto is to make people aware about the Constitution of India and its making from the very childhood.