National Law Day is celebrated on November 26 in India. It is not an official holiday, but vibrant celebrations are held throughout the country. Let’s explore this special day, its history and interesting facts.
The Constitution of India was adopted in 1849 and was introduced into the Indian legislation by the Constituent Assembly. The main designer of the Constitution was the Indian lawyer and politician Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. For his services to the nation, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna Order, the highest state award of India. The Constitution is the supreme legal document that establishes the framework for India’s economic, political, and legal systems.
Ramji Ambedkar approached the creation of the document with utmost care. He studied the constitutions of numerous countries and used a variety of sources. He only presented the project to the assembly after he was certain of his “brainchild”. Even today, his ideas are implemented in many parts of the country.
- All laws adopted by the government must be in accordance with the Indian Constitution.
- One of the main principles of the country is the prevention of the killing of cows and calves.
- Two copies of the document are hand-written.
- It is the longest Constitution in the world, with a preamble, 393 articles, and 9 appendices. Each line is crafted with meticulous detail.
How to take part
If you are in India on National Law Day, it’s a great opportunity to witness the celebrations. Learn more about the nation, read its legal documents, and ask questions about things you don’t understand. Discuss with your friends about the Constitution! Show your support by posting a message of congratulations on your social media and connecting with the people.
When is National Law Day celebrated in 2023?
National Law Day is observed on November 26 each year.