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Constitution Day 2017-

Subject: Constitution Day 2017

 Constitution of India

Constitution Day 2017

November 26, 2017

Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification. The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. The year of 2015 was the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution. Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day. 26 November was chosen to spread the importance of the constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Ambedkar.

This year, the entire country will be observing the 3rd Constituion Day on November 26, 2017. For this the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has requested that 'Preamble' to the Constitution (as it exists today) may be read out in all the offices of the Ministry/ Department on this day.

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