Members of Congress will not be attending the Central Hall event to mark Constitution Day on November 26, 2022 (Friday).
Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh asked other opposition parties to also skip the event.
As part of this year’s Constitution Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take part in programs organized by Parliament and Vigyan Bhavan on November 26, his office said on Wednesday.
This day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the celebration of Constitution Day began in 2015 on the basis of the Prime Minister’s vision to duly recognize the significance of this historic date.
The roots of this vision can also be traced back to the “Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra” organized by then Chief Minister of Gujarat Modi in 2010.
As part of the celebration of Constitution Day this year, the Prime Minister will take part in programs to be organized in parliament and in Vigyan Bhavan on Friday, PMO reports.
The program, organized in parliament, will start at 11 am and will take place in the Central Hall. It will be addressed by President Ram Nat Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaya Naidu, Modi and Speaker Lok Sabha Om Birla.
After the President’s speech, the people will join him on the air, reading the preamble to the Constitution.
In a statement, the president will also release a digital version of the Constituent Assembly debate, a digital calligraphic copy of the Constitution, and an updated version of the Constitution that will include all amendments to date.
He will also host an “online constitutional democracy quiz,” the report said.
Modi will kick off a two-day Constitution Day celebration hosted by the Supreme Court at 5:30 pm in the Vigyan Bhavan Plenary Hall.
The event will be attended by all Supreme Court justices, chief justices of all high courts and senior officials, the Solicitor General of India and other members of the legal community.
The statement said the prime minister will also address the high-level audience.
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