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State observes Constitution Day

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By EMN Updated: Nov 26, 2019 10:04 pm
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RN Ravi addresses the Constitution Day programme that was conducted on November 26 at the Raj Bhavan in Kohima.

Dimapur, Nov. 26 (EMN): As with institutions across the country, Nagaland also observed Constitution Day on November 26 by pledging to uphold the democratic principles as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

 Raj Bhavan: Observing Constitution Day at Raj Bhavan, Governor RN Ravi stated that the biggest challenge before the independence of India was how to run a diverse country which could ensure that everyone and every culture would prosper to its fullest potential and grow together. He stated that the constitution evolved after much effort by almost over 400 hundred leaders.

Ravi said the Constitution of India looks forward respecting the nation’s heritage and diversity and that it is flexible enough to adapt to any change that comes. He said that the creation of Article 371 (A) was a unique provision for Nagaland, which he termed a tribute to the versatility of the Constitution.

Commissioner-secretary to governor T Mhabemo Yanthan, in his opening remarks, said that during the recently held conference of governors, the president of India had emphasised on the need to observe Constitution Day in all Raj Bhavans in the country. He said that the Indian constitution is the best in the world as it provides equality of all sections of the society barring caste, creed and religion.

The governor led in taking the constitutional pledge. The programme was attended by officers and staff of the governor’s secretariat, household staff and security personnel at the Raj Bhavan.

SM College: The Political Science department of Sakus Mission College organised its first Constitutional Day programme on November 26 to inculcate in the students the importance of constitutional values.

An update from the college stated that the function started with the singing of the national anthem followed with by a reading of the preamble to the constitution by Moatemsu Longkumer, academic dean. Pranati Das, department of Political Science, delivered a speech on the significance of Constitutional Day,’ updates stated.

Cambridge School: Cambridge School at Lengrijan observed Constitution Day on November 26. During the occasion, the school’s headmistress Alila I Chang read the preamble to the Constitution of India and made the students repeat it, updates stated. She explained the importance of Constitution Day to the students, it was informed.

Ram Janaki School: Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School observed the Constitution Day by reading the preamble to the Constitution of India. Speaking during the occasion, the school’s assistant teacher Pragga Gupta explained the importance of constitution. The teacher informed that Constitution Day is also known as Samvidhan Divas and is celebrated in India on November 26 every year.

Tetso College: The political science department of Tetso College also observed Constitution Day in the college’s auditorium on November 26. The celebration marked the 70th anniversary of the adoption of India’s Constitution on November 26 1949.

In his opening remarks, the college’s principal Dr. PS Lorin spoke about the various aspects of the Indian Constitution, while Dr. Rimmei Longmei, head of the political science department, spoke about the ideas and need for constituent assemblies and the making of the Indian Constitution.

Dr. Aniruddha V Babar, assistant professor for political science, spoke about the significance of the constitution’s philosophy.

The resource persons at the event paid tributes to all the past leaders and to the framers of the Constitution of India. The solemn programme ended with the mass reading of the preamble, fundamental duties and singing of the national anthem, updates stated.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 26, 2019 10:04:35 pm