According to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court is taking a number of measures to ensure that justice is provided to all in a timely manner. At the Constitution Day celebration at the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Modi also stated that the entire world was watching India, which is experiencing rapid economic growth and development.
India has become the Mother of Democracy because of the commitment, pledges, and beliefs expressed in the Preamble of its Constitution, the Prime Minister said, according to news agency PTI. In addition, he noted that the judiciary was “taking a number of measures, including e-initiatives, to ensure that justice is rendered to all in a timely manner.”
The Prime Minister also launched new initiatives under the e-court project, which leverages information and communication technology to provide services to litigants, lawyers, and the judiciary. In addition to the ‘virtual justice clock’, the ‘Justis’ mobile app 2.0, the digital court, and an ‘S3WaaS’ website, Prime Minister Modi launched various initiatives.
Earlier in the day, he lauded “those greats who gave us our Constitution” and assured the nation that he would fulfill their vision.
Today, on Constitution Day, we pay homage to those greats who gave us our Constitution and reiterate our commitment to fulfil their vision for our nation. pic.twitter.com/eKVwA7NdaB
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2022
According to the Prime Minister, citizens should put fulfilling their fundamental duties first in order to take the country to greater heights as it prepares to celebrate its centennial anniversary. Citing Mahatma Gandhi, Modi stated that citizens have a duty to fulfill their fundamental rights with the utmost dedication and integrity. It is essential to ensure that our duties are our first priority, whether we are an individual or an institution. In the PM’s words, “The Amrit Kaal marks the beginning of the era of our duties.”
In today’s world, great expectations are placed on us. Our country is moving forward with full potential today, taking pride in its diversity, and the Constitution is one of our greatest strengths. A powerful force known as Pro-People is empowering the country today. Laws are being simplified in order to make them more accessible to the general public. The nectar period of freedom is also known as the “duty period” for the country. We pledge to fulfill our responsibilities, whether they are those of individuals or of institutions,” the Prime Minister said.
Addressing a programme on Constitution Day at the Supreme Court. https://t.co/pcTGKhucYc
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 26, 2022
Having mentioned that new opportunities are coming up for India, the PM stated: “We have crossed all hurdles and we are going forward.” India will assume the presidency of the G20 in a week’s time. It’s big! It is our duty as Team India to enhance India’s prestige before the world and to bring its contributions before them. ANI reported that it’s our collective duty.
Aiming to strengthen India’s status as the “Mother of Democracy”, Prime Minister Modi stated: “Our constitution is youth-oriented. Additionally, on this Constitution Day, I would like to request that the country’s judiciary increase debate and discussion in order to increase youth understanding of the constitution.
As India was celebrating the adoption of the Constitution in 2008, Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
The Indian Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) was celebrated on Saturday, and several senior politicians took to social media to greet their fellow citizens and pay tribute to those who contributed to its drafting.
In recognition of the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949, the 26th of November has been observed as Constitution Day since 2015.
During a tweet in Hindi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated: “Constitution is the life force of Indian democracy that not only guarantees equal rights to every citizen, but also gives them the opportunity to move forward by protecting those rights.” On this occasion, I would like to express my appreciation for all those who contributed to drafting the Constitution and wish the countrymen a very Happy Constitution Day.
संविधान भारतीय लोकतंत्र की प्राणशक्ति है जो न सिर्फ हर नागरिक को समान अधिकार देता है बल्कि उन अधिकारों की रक्षा कर उन्हें आगे बढ़ने का अवसर भी देता है।
संविधान को बनाने में अपना योगदान देने वाले सभी महानुभावों को नमन करता हूँ व देशवासियों को संविधान दिवस की शुभकामनाएँ देता हूँ।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) November 26, 2022
Assuring all of India’s citizens that the Constitution is the foundation of unity, integrity, and progress, BJP president J P Nadda expressed his best wishes to all citizens. “Today in Amritkal, our country is moving rapidly toward ‘Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat’ with the commitment to imbibe ‘Panch Prana.’
भारत के लोकतंत्र की एकता, अखंडता व प्रगतिशीलता का आधार ग्रंथ हमारे संविधान को समर्पित ‘संविधान दिवस’ की समस्त देशवासियों को शुभकामनाएं।
अमृतकाल में आज हमारा देश ‘पंच प्रण’ को आत्मसात करने के संकल्प के साथ ‘एक भारत – श्रेष्ठ भारत’ की दिशा में तेजी से अग्रसर है।
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) November 26, 2022
Mallikarjun Kharge quoted Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar saying: “The Constitution is not only a legal document; it is a way of life and its spirit remains the same.”
In addition, he stated: “Everyone in the Constituent Assembly should be remembered for their valuable contribution.”. Wishing all countrymen a happy Constitution Day.”
संविधान केवल वकीलों का दस्तावेज़ नहीं है, बल्कि ये जीवन जीने का एक माध्यम है और इसकी भावना हमेशा एक समान रहती है।
~ बाबासाहेब अंबेडकर
संविधान सभा के सभी महान नेताओं के बहुमूल्य योगदान को हम याद करतें हैं।
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) November 26, 2022
According to the Congress party, the Constitution of India is “under attack today” and that the ruling government is committed to destroying the very soul of our democracy.
The Constitution of India – the custodian of our liberties is under attack, today. While the ruling govt is out crushing the soul of our democracy, we pledge to stand strong against the assault on our Constitution and uphold it’s values.#ConstitutionDay pic.twitter.com/kmcqya5unK
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 25, 2022
In his speech, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi stated that he would walk on the road of unity until the Constitution is upheld in its entirety. On Twitter, Gandhi wrote, “I will not give up until every word of our Constitution is upheld, and until each citizen is protected by fairness and justice.”
Babasaheb urged us to march on the road to unity.
I will walk that road long enough, until every word of our Constitution is upheld, and every citizen stands protected by fairness and justice. pic.twitter.com/OUMCJKugxj
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 26, 2022
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal stated that the Constitution is the pride of Indian democracy. I wish all the countrymen a happy Constitution Day.”
As we guard the Constitution of the country, we will dedicate our entire lives to achieving Babasaheb’s dream of making India the world’s number one nation.
According to Kiren Rijiju, Union Law Minister, citizens are urged to “commit themselves to the fundamental values of our democratic nation and uphold the principles of Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity” enshrined in our Constitution.
Speaking at an event held on the lawns of the Supreme Court on the eve of Constitution Day, Rijiju called for fraternal ties between the two pillars of democracy, stating that they are like brothers and should not compete.
On the auspicious occasion of our 73rd #ConstitutionDay, let us all take a pledge to commit ourselves to the fundamental values of our democratic nation & honor the principles of Justice, Liberty, Equality & Fraternity enshrined in our Constitution. pic.twitter.com/IjAtMMvIfr
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 26, 2022
In a statement to the news agency PTI, he stated that the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never undermined the authority of the judiciary and will always ensure its independence and promote its autonomy.
Union Minister of Textiles, Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Piyush Goyal, stated that India’s progress in Amrit Kaal was based upon the values enshrined in the Constitution: “This day, let us remember and salute its makers for their steadfastness and foresight that gave us this living document in 1949.”
Greetings to all on #ConstitutionDay.
India’s forward march in Amrit Kaal is on the firm ground of values enshrined in our Constitution.
This day, let us remember & salute its makers for their steadfastness & foresight that gave us this living document in 1949. pic.twitter.com/dKg78eeEYF
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) November 26, 2022
In his address to the nation, Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya urged the citizens to join hands to build the India of the Constitution makers’ dreams and rededicate themselves to the values enshrined in the Constitution for the advancement and prosperity of the nation.
Greetings to all on #ConstitutionDay.
We pay tributes to our great constitution makers.
Let us all pledge to work towards building India of their dreams & rededicate ourselves to the values enshrined in our constitution for the progress & prosperity of the country. pic.twitter.com/IDuq2zuASp
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) November 26, 2022
On the occasion of Constituion Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath extended his warm greetings to the people of his state.
BJP national secretary Satya Kumar urged the people of India to strive not only to safeguard their rights, but also to perform their fundamental duties in order to live by the spirit of the Constitution. The constitution drafted by Dr Ambedkar is forward-looking, and I salute him for this. Jai Samvidhan!”
A tribute to the visionaries who framed the Constitution of India was also made by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who said, “On Constitution Day, we should reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals enshrined in the Constitution in letter and spirit and performing the fundamental duties diligently”.
A poster from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the 2000 film in which the Malayalam actor won a National Film Award for Best Actor, has been shared by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) in commemoration of the occasion.
On the occasion of Constitution Day, Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Science and Technology Shantanu Thakur, Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Congress leader Nitin Agarwal, and Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shantanu Thakur extended their greetings.
(With inputs from agencies)