CONSTITUTION DAY

HISTORY AND IMPORTANCE OF THIS DAY

Published By Livemint | 26 Nov, 2022

 November 26 marks the day when Indian Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949

 In 2015 Government made November 26 as Constitution Day to advance "constitutional values among residents"

  The Constituent Assembly was entrusted with the job of drafting the Constitution 

 Drafting committee was chaired by Dr BR Ambedkar

Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, was the President of the Constituent Assembly

On November 26, 1949, this draft was adopted with very few amendments

The Indian Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950, which is observed as Republic Day

The Constituent Assembly took three years to complete the drafting of a Constitution for Independent India

Indian Constitution is the largest written constitution in the world with 1,17,360 words