Today, the entire nation celebrates Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly. Highlighting the significance of the Constitution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it should have been celebrated each year after 1950 to educate all about what went into the making of the Constitution. “This day should also be celebrated to evaluate whether what we do is right or not,” he added.
Taking a jibe at the Congress, PM Modi said the Constitutional spirit is hurt when political parties lose their democratic character. Calling it a threat to democracy, PM Modi said that if the party (Congress) is run for generations by a family and the entire party system is with a family then that is the biggest problem for a healthy democracy. “Dynastic parties are a matter of concern to people committed to Constitution. Look at dynastic political parties from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, this is against the democratic spirit,” he added.
On the occasion, PM Modi paid his homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar, and also Mahatma Gandhi. He said that the Constitution is not only a collection of several articles but also, is the modern expression of the great tradition of thousands of years. Keeping in mind, the ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, he emphasized the need to move forward on the path of duty so that the rights are protected.
Remembering the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, he paid his tribute. He also paid his homage to the security personnel who fought bravely against the terrorists. In the event, President Ram Nath Kovind along with Vice- President and, PM Modi released the digital copy of Constituent Assembly Debates.