New Delhi: The nation will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. The observation of Constitution Day started in 2015, based on the vision of the Prime Minister to give due recognition to the significance of this historic date. The roots of this vision can also be traced back to the Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra organised by Mr Modi in 2010 when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.
As a part of Constitution Day celebrations this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the programmes being organised in Parliament and Vigyan Bhawan on Friday.
The programme organized in Parliament will begin at 11 AM and will be held in the Central Hall of Parliament. It will be addressed by President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. After the speech of the President, the nation will join him Live, in reading the Preamble of the Constitution. The President will also release the digital version of Constituent Assembly Debates, digital version of calligraphed copy of Constitution of India and d version of the Constitution of India that will include all amendments till date. He will also inaugurate Online Quiz on Constitutional Democracy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two day Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court at 5:30 in the evening in Plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. All Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of all High Courts and senior-most Judges, Solicitor General of India and other members of the legal fraternity will be present on the occasion. The Prime Minister will also address the distinguished gathering.