Constitution Day commemorated across the state
Dimapur, Nov. 26 (EMN): Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) and the Kohima Law College (KLC) observed Constitution Day on November 26 at the state capital Kohima.
The day was observed as a tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who played an important role in the framing of Indian Constitution and known as the father of the Indian Constitution, an update from NVCO media cell stated.
Speaking on the occasion, NVCO president and KLC assistant professor Kezhokhoto Savi stated that the day is observed to promote the values of the Constitution of India which declared India to be a sovereign, secular, socialist, and democratic republic and assured its citizens equality, liberty, and justice.
The Constitution of India was drafted between 1946 and December 1949 – the most challenging period of the time when religious riots, caste wars, and entrenched gender inequality were threatening the social fabric of the country, the statement read. The constitution consists of fundamental political codes, structure, procedures, powers, duties of government institutions, fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens for the government as well the citizens.
As the Constitution of India is the heart, soul and guiding lights of democracy, Savi challenged the citizens to take a pledge in fulfilling the fundamental duties for the progress of the nation.
In a related programme DMI St. Joseph Global School virtually celebrated Constitution Day by organising various activities and seminars on November 26.
An update from the school stated that students from class I-3 took part in drawing of Indian national flag, while students of class 4 and 5 attended a seminar on ‘Fundamental duties of the Indian constitution’ conducted by Kughani I Sumi. Besides, Zulotola Longchar conducted a seminar on ‘Fundamental rights of the Indian constitution’ for students of class 6 and 7, while Tolino V Zhimomi conducted a seminar on ‘Constitutional values and fundamental principles of the Indian Constitution’ for students of class 8 and 9.
As part of the seminar, teachers led the students in reading the preamble of the Constitution online in unison.
Students were encouraged to attend the Prime Minister’s reading of the preamble at 11 am.
Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School (RJHSS), Dimapur, also observed the Constitution Day by reading the preamble on November 26.
Lecturer Lisy Mathew led in the reading of the preamble, while lecturer Neetu Kachari explained the importance of the constitution.
Governor: Raj Bhavan in Kohima observed Constitution Day at its premises on November 26, 2020.
Governor RN Ravi gave a brief account of the history of the constitution, “making through broad participation of representation from all the regions of India and the significance of the Preamble of the Constitution,” a DIPR update informred.
The governor, his wife Laxmi Ravi, family members and the staff of Raj Bhavan read the Preamble during the short celebration, it added.
Noklak: Constitution Day was commemorated at DC Conference Hall in Noklak on November 26.
Speaking on the importance of the Constitution, DC Noklak, Reny Wilfred, said that Constitution Day is ‘important and we are all bound to uphold the values of our Constitution,’ an update from DIPR informed. He led the members in reading out the preamble of the Constitution.
NSLSA: Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) along with the rest of the nation celebrated Constitution Day in several districts by conducting various activities on Nov. 26. Zunheboto DLSA observed Constitution Day at the District Court premises, Zunheboto along with the district court staff, prosecution and PI staff by reading out the preamble of the Constitution. Khesheli Chishi, Chairman ZDLSA also spoke on the importance of the preamble of the Constitution and the relevance of observing Constitution Day.
Tuensang District Legal Services Authority celebrated constitution day at St. Joseph’s School Tuensang. The headmaster of the school addressed the welcome note and recitation of preamble was led by Kumdilong Kessen, secretary of Tuensang DSLA. The programme was attended by students, teaching and TDSLA staff, an update informed.
Tuensang DSLA also conducted an essay competition at LLC school. The topic of the essay competition was “Evolution of Indian Constitution.” Bahurul Islam was adjudged the winner of the essay competition. Jetei and Aviro Anar stood second and third place respectively.
Wokha DLSA observed Constitution Day with the court staff. Khrievono Seletsu JMFC, secretary WDLSA spoke on the significance of the day. Duvelu Vero, district and sessions judge led in recitation of the preamble with the staffs and WDLSA members to mark the day.
Phek DLSA celebrated Constitution day at district court complex in Phek. Cheliam Khiamniungan, secretary PDLSA, outlined the programme and activities organised throughout the country in celebrating constitution day and read out the preamble. Vethothi, panel lawyer, Phek DLSA shared and explained on the significance of celebrating constitutional day. Thejalenuo Jane Solo, asst. public prosecutor Phek present in the program shared and mentioned that Indian constitution stands out in a ‘myriad way, it is flexible, unique, detailed and practical.’