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Constitution Day: Institutions affirm faith in law of land

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 27, 2018 12:32 am
R Binchilo Thong, left, administers a pledge affirming the Constitution of India during a programme marking Constitution Day, which was conducted at the Raj Bhavan, in Kohima on November 26.

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Kohima, Nov. 26 (EMN): Institutions in Nagaland including the establishment of the governor of Nagaland observed Constitution Day on Nov. 26. In Kohima, the Raj Bhavan hosted a programme marking the event. The day, also called Samvidhan Divas, was celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
In his opening remarks during the event, the chief secretary of Nagaland, R Binchilo Thong, spoke about the importance of the preamble of the Indian Constitution. He administered to the gathering a pledge reaffirming the constitution of the country.
The president of the High Court Bar Association, Ashiphri Zho, also addressed the event. He mentioned that the Constitution of India was significant for several reasons as a noble ‘book’ of India. The Constitution being the supreme law for its citizens states the basic structure of the government that governs the country. It enshrined the basic rights of every citizen of the country. He pointed out that one of the special features of the constitution of India was in establishing India as a secular state.

TB Jamir, senior additional advocate general, gave an overview of Constitution Day. It was known as Law Day before. However, it was in 2015 that the government of India changed it to the present name. He said that the Indian Constitution was different from the rest of the world’s because of Article 371 ‘A,’ which provides a special status to the people of Nagaland. He encouraged the gathering to remember and pay homage to the framers of the constitution particularly Dr. BR Ambedkar. Further, he urged the gathering to rededicate to maintaining and upholding the principles of the constitution.
Law students along with distinguished guests attended the event. Home Commissioner R Ramakrishnan delivered the vote of thanks during the event.

Legal services authorities

The district legal services authorities (DLSAs) of Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon, Kohima, Dimapur and Peren district observed Constitution Day in their respective district, in schools and colleges through seminars and essay competitions, on Nov. 26.

In Dimapur, the Dimapur DLSA organized seminar in observation of Constitution Day at the Dimapur Government College. During the event, various members of the legal services spoke about various matters including basic legal rights, immoral trafficking, cyber crime; and the salient features of the constitution.
The Longleng DLSA also observed Constitution Day with a seminar at Government Yingli College, updates stated. Lawyers from the agency spoke about the constitution and its features, and the Fundamental Rights and Duties.

In Peren, the Peren DLSA observed Constitution Day at Government College of Peren. The history of Constitution Day, the salient features of the constitution and constitutional provisions for women in India were some of the subjects that were the highlight of the programme, updates stated.
Constitution Day was also observed by the Kohima DLSA with college students in the deputy commissioner’s conference hall, while Mon DLSA conducted a programme marking the event, at Konjong Higher Secondary School in Mon town.

Likewise, the Mokokchung DLSA organized an essay competition in observation of Constitutional Day, at Fazl Ali College. The topic for the constitution was ‘Constitution of India: A living document,’ the updates stated.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Nov 27, 2018 12:32:20 am