Nagaland celebrates Constitution Day
Dimapur, Nov. 26 (EMN): Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organisation (NVCO) and the Kohima Law College (KLC) observed the 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 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 the 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.