MUMBAI: The Bombay high court at its principal bench in the city and other benches at Aurangabad, Nagpur and Goa celebrated the Constitution Day on Friday with a reading out of the Preamble of the Constitution of India.
At Principal Seat, it was presided over by Justices S S Shinde, P B Varale and S J Kathawalla with a homage to Dr B R Ambedkar.
Judges, advocates, members of the Registry and Staff including presidents of Bombay Bar Association, Advocates Association of Western India and Bombay Incorporated Law Society, advocate general for Maharashtra, and the additional solicitor general attended.
The significance of the Constitution Day is that it is the day when India adopted its Constitution.
On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from 26th January 1950.
The ministry of social justice and empowerment on November 19, 2015 notified the decision of government of India to celebrate the 26th day of November every year as ‘Constitution Day’ to promote Constitutional values among citizens.
The Preamble of the Constitution says: “We, the People of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic and to secure to all its citizens: Justice, social, economic and political; Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation.”

Source link Times of India


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