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New Delhi, Nov 26: As part of the Constitution Day celebrations on Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind lead the celebration with Preamble reading in the Central Hall of Parliament where Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed a distinguished gathering.

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1:41 PM, 26 Nov
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray recalled the contributions of Dr B R Ambedkar and other founding fathers of the Constitution on the occasion of the National Constitution Day. "Constitution Day at a time when the country is observing 75th anniversary of independence is very significant," he said, adding that the Constitution puts citizens, their interests and rights at the centrestage. Constitution Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
1:37 PM, 26 Nov
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted the people of the country on Constitution Day, and said it is the responsibility of all to ensure that justice and rights are equal for all. Constitution Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. "Justice and rights should be equal for all so that the Constitution does not become just a paper, it is the responsibility of all of us," Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. "Greetings to all on the Constitution Day of the country," he also said using the hashtag "#ConstitutionDay2021".
1:07 PM, 26 Nov
"On Constitution Day, Central and state governments need to seriously review whether they are following the Indian Constitution properly and with full honesty. The BSP feels that it is not being done and the governments need to think over it," she told reporters here. "And so, the BSP has decided not to take part in programmes organised by the Central and state governments on Constitution Day," she said.
1:06 PM, 26 Nov
BSP president Mayawati on Friday asked the Central and state governments to seriously ponder if they are following the Constitution in the true spirit, and announced that her party will not take part in the programmes being organised on Constitution Day. The benefits given to SC/STs by the Constitution have not reached these sections, she lamented.
12:29 PM, 26 Nov
Watch: President Ram Nath Kovind leads the nation in reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India
11:57 AM, 26 Nov
During the 254th Session of Rajya Sabha, the productivity dipped to 29.60%. This means that the Rajya Sabha has lost about 70% of the functional time. All concerned need to ponder over the fact of rendering legislature dysfunctional: Rajya Sabha Chairman & VP M Venkaiah Naidu
11:48 AM, 26 Nov
The Preamble summarises the philosophy of the Constitution in which people preferred our country to be a democratic republic. It has been our firm belief that people have been at the centre of our development: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu
11:47 AM, 26 Nov
During this 'Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', it is necessary for us to move forward on the path of duty so that our rights are protected: PM Modi during an address at the Parliament
11:32 AM, 26 Nov
Today on the anniversary of the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, I pay tribute to all brave soldiers of the country who sacrificed their lives while fighting the terrorists: PM Modi
11:26 AM, 26 Nov
Our Constitution binds our diverse country. It was drafted after many hindrances and united the princely states in the country: PM Modi addresses the Parliament
11:25 AM, 26 Nov
Constitution Day is the day to salute this House, where many of India's leaders brainstormed to give us the Constitution of India. We also pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and all those who fought during India's independence struggle: PM Modi during an address at the Parliament
11:25 AM, 26 Nov
The Constitution of India is like a modern version of 'The Gita' for us that motivates us to work for the nation. If each one of us commits to working for the country then we can build 'Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat': Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
11:25 AM, 26 Nov
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and others are taking part in the event
11:25 AM, 26 Nov
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and other political leaders to take part in #ConstitutionDay celebrations at the Central Hall of the Parliament
10:17 AM, 26 Nov
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted citizens on Constitution Day and shared on Twitter a part of B R Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly in which he moved a motion for adoption of the draft Constitution.
9:59 AM, 26 Nov
After the Congress reach out to Opposition parties, 14 parties including Congress, the Left, TMC, RJD, Shiv Sena, NCP, SP, IUML and DMK are boycotting the Constitution Day function being held in the Central Hall of Parliament today
9:21 AM, 26 Nov
BR Ambedkar ji emphasised on equality, where democracy grows with the participation of everybody. On Constitution Day we must read the Preamble carefully. Governments may come and go, but our fundamental rights in a democracy must flourish: BJP President JP Nadda
9:20 AM, 26 Nov
We all remember Bharat Ratna BR Ambedkar for his contribution to independent India and for giving the Constitution of India which we have today. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India: BJP President JP Nadda
9:20 AM, 26 Nov
Why is 26 November celebrated as Constitution Day?
In May 2015, Narendra Modi government announced that November 26 will be observed as Constitution Day every year to promote constitutional values among citizens.
9:08 AM, 26 Nov
The nation will celebrate Constitution Day on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
9:08 AM, 26 Nov
All Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of all High Courts and senior-most puisne Judges, Solicitor General of India, and other members of the legal fraternity will be present on the occasion.
9:07 AM, 26 Nov
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the two day Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court, at 5:30 pm in Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, according to the statement.
8:59 AM, 26 Nov
He will also inaugurate 'Online Quiz on Constitutional Democracy', as per an official statement from Prime Minister's Office.
8:59 AM, 26 Nov
The President will also release the digital version of Constituent Assembly Debates, a digital version of a calligraphed copy of the Constitution of India and an updated version of the Constitution of India that will include all amendments to date.
8:58 AM, 26 Nov
President Kovind will address the nation in a speech, following which people will join him live in a reading session of the Preamble of the Constitution.
8:58 AM, 26 Nov
As per a release issued by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Centre will celebrate Constitution Day as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The programme organized in Parliament will also be addressed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

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