New Delhi, November 26: On the auspicious occasion of Constitution Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech in the Parliament. The day marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. It is on this day in 1948 that the Constitution was adopted, and, thereafter, came into force on January 26, 1950.
Addressing a Joint session of the Parliament, Modi started his speech by paying his tribute to the martyrs of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack which shook the city eleven years ago on this day. He said, "Our constitution is our holy book. This is a historic day for the Parliament. India is moving towards prosperity and Ambedkar would have been happy looking at today's situation." Constitution Day 2019: Indian Constitution Completes 70 Years; Here Are Lists of Fundamental Rights And Duties That Citizens Have.
He further spoke about how the Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of the citizens. "Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties mentioned in our Constitution," he said.
Check ANI tweet:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament: The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties mentioned in our Constitution. #ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/SdHkHZWGpq
— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2019
All throughout his speech, PM highlighted how the constitution binds the entire nation together and how we need to respect what is written in it. The government is celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ or ‘Samvidhan Diwas’ on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to celebrate the special day.