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Modi greets nation on the first Constitution Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of the nation upon the first Constitution Day.

Modi took to twitter, saying, “Greetings to people of India on the historic occasion of 1st Constitution Day. May this day inspire you to know more about our Constitution.”

The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949 .With its adoption, the Union of India officially became the modern and contemporary Republic of India and it replaced the Government of India Act 1935 as the country’s fundamental governing document.

To ensure constitutional autochthony, the framers of constitution repealed the prior Acts of the British Parliament via the Article 395 of the constitution. India celebrates the coming into force of the constitution on 26 January each year as Republic Day.

Modi said this day has been marked in honour of all the great people who worked tirelessly towards making the Constitution.

“No mention of our Constitution is complete without remembering the stellar contribution of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. I salute him,” Modi added.

In a tribute to B.R. Ambedkar, widely regarded as the architect of the Indian constitution, the parliament will hold a special sitting on Thursday and Friday.

This  two-day event will also be a part of year-long nationwide celebrations to mark alongwith the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar and will be attending by Modi and its representatives.

The Indian constitution is the world’s longest constitution.When the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950, it repealed the Indian Independence Act. India ceased to be a dominion of the British Crown and became a sovereign democratic republic.

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