Constitution Day is celebrated across the country on 26th November each year to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. The day is also known as National Law Day and commemorates the adoption of the Constitution in India.
On 26th November in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of the country formally adopted the Constitution of India which came into force on 26th January 1950.
Constitution Day was first celebrated in 2015, when NDA Government decided to mark the day as a tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar who played an important role in its framing as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee.
The constituent assembly took two years, eleven months and seventeen days to accomplish the stupendous task of drafting the historic document.
It had many members who fought for the freedom of the country and came from different regions, religions, communities reflecting the country’s diversity.
The Constitution declares India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizens justice, equality and liberty and endeavours to promote fraternity. It is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world.
The Indian constitution has stood the test of the time as India has been able to foster a vibrant democracy at its heart.