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Arunachal: Guv, CM extend Constitution Day greetings

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Arunachal Pradesh Governor, Chief Minister, have extended greetings to all the citizens of the State on the occasion of the Constitution Day.

The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) has extended his warm greetings to all the citizens of the State on the occasion of the Constitution Day. He expressed his hope that the occasion will further strengthen the resolve of the people to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

The Governor said that the Constitution of India, one of the most exhaustive written Constitutions in the world, was enacted, adopted and given to the people of India on November 26, 1949. It came into force on January 26, 1950. Securing of Justice, Liberty and Equality, and promotion of Fraternity are the unique features of our Constitution, he said.

Reminding the people that this year, India is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of its Constitution, the Governor exhorted all to acknowledge with gratitude, the contributions of our great Freedom Fighters, particularly Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of the Constituent Assembly, who later became the First President of India and Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the head of the Drafting Committee, who later became the First Minister for Law and Justice of India, in writing the Constitution.

On this occasion, I appeal to all my fellow citizens of Arunachal Pradesh to uphold the sanctity of the Indian Constitution particularly the FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES as enshrined in it. Let us devote ourselves to the development, progress and prosperity of the society, State and Nation in the true spirit of our Constitution, the Governor appealed in his message.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu greeted the people on eve of the country’s Constitution Day observed on November 26 since 2015 declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a part of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar, architect of the Indian Constitution.

Paying rich tributes to Dr Ambedkar, Khandu said people of Independent India will always owe the rights and safeguards provided to them by the Constitution to Dr Ambedkar, a renowned social reformer, politician and jurist.

He said drafting the world’s lengthiest written constitution with 395 articles and 8 schedules, containing the good points from the Constitutions of many countries in the world wasn’t an easy task, which Dr Ambedkar and his team completed after meeting for 166 days spread over two years, 11 months and 18 days before the Constitution was adopted.

“This day (November 26) in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India formally adopted the Constitution of India and we celebrate it today as a mark of gratitude and respect to them who gave us one of the world’s best Constitutions. This day also reminds us of our responsibility towards our country and its Constitution,” Khandu added.

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