Why Is Constitution Day Celebrated on November 26th Instead on January 26th?

The Constitution Day is celebrated to mark the drafting of the Indian Constitution which was completed on November 26, 1950. Have a look at all details about this day here.

Sania Kader

November 26, 2020

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Constitution Day is celebrated every year in order to honour the constitution and highlight its importance in Indian democracy. The Constitution of India was passed on November 26, 1949, and it came into effect on January 26, 1950. On this day, the citizens also honour the father of Indian Constitution, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who was also the chairman of the drafting committee in the Constituent Assembly of India. The Constituent Assembly sat for 11 sessions before presenting the final draft for implementation. The final signature of the leaders and other dignitaries were collected on January 26th, which is now celebrated in the country in the form of Republic Day.

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The Constitution Day of India is celebrated every year on November 26, to stress the importance of the Constitution. This day also aims at highlighting the numerous obstacles that came BR Ambedkar’s way when the Constituent Assembly was drafting the Constitution. Various events are held in colleges and schools across the country to mark the special day and hour the people who worked towards drafting the Constitution. However, with the pandemic in place, events and programs have been heavily affected due to restrictions on public gatherings.

The Constitution of India lays down the fundamental rights, duties and directive principals of the Indian citizens. The chief architect of the Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar and his committee took close to three years to draft the entire constitution with distinctive points. It is the longest constitution in the world and close to 2000 amendments were made to the first draft before passing it on November 26th.

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The Indian Constitution has borrowed ideas from a variety of constitutions including Russia (then USSR), France, Japan, Germany, and The US. The Constitution was accepted by the people through a declaration in the Preamble which summarized the entire constitution for better understanding. It is considered the primary source from which the Constitution derives authority, making it relevant and important. The preamble was drafted in 1947 but only came in effect two years later.

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