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Constitution Day of India: 26 November 2017

Published on November 27, 2017
Every years, India's Constitution Day is celebrated on 26th November
  • On this day in 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted, by the Constituent Assembly. 
  • After independence, the Constituent Assembly entrusted the job of drafting the Constitution to a committee and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was elected as Chairman of this Drafting Committee. 
  • In 1948, Dr. Ambedkar completed the draft of the Constitution and presented it in the Constituent Assembly. 
  • On November 26, 1949, the draft was adopted with very few amendments.
  • India's constitution came into force on January 26, 1950
  • India celebrated its first Constitution day on November 26, 2015.
  • The Prime Minister of India made the declaration on 11 October 2015 while laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai.
  •  The Constitution of India signifies the sovereignty of the people. 

Features of Indian Constitution

  •  The 389 member Constituent Assembly took 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to write and enact the Constitution.
  • It consists of 395 Articles divided into 22 Parts with 12 Schedules and 94 constitutional amendments.
  • It is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world.
  • Articles 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 60, 324, 366, 367, 379, 380, 388, 391, 392, 393 and 394 of the Constitution came into force on 26 November 1949 and the remaining articles on 26 January 1950
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