Republic Day 2023: 10 facts about the Constitution of India that you must know!
Republic Day is just 2 days away and preparations are going on in full swing. The Constitution of India was implemented on 26 January 1950. But it was formally adopted for the first time on 26 November 1949 and hence, 26 November is celebrated as Constitution Day in India. Today, through this article, you will know 10 facts about the Constitution of India.
10 Interesting Facts about the Constitution of India
- The Constituent Assembly met on 11 December 1946, in which Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected as the permanent president. Rajendra Prasad remained on this post till the end.
- It was raining outside on the day the constitution was being signed. The people sitting at home considered it very auspicious.
- The original copy of the Indian Constitution was written by Prem Bihari Narayan Raizada. According to the information, every page of the constitution written in italic style has been decorated by the artists of Shantiniketan.
- The first session of the members of the Constituent Assembly took place on 9 December 1947. During this time there were 207 members of the Constituent Assembly. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was the chairman of the constitution drafting committee at that time.
- The Constitution of India is the largest written constitution in the world which was implemented on 26 January 1950. The meetings of the Constitution Drafting Committee lasted for 114 days and it took almost three years to prepare the Constitution. About 64 lakh rupees were spent on the construction work of the constitution and a total of 7635 information was discussed in its construction work.
- The original constitution had seven fundamental rights, but by the 44th constitutional amendment, the right to property was removed from the list of fundamental rights and placed as a legal right under Article 300(A) of the constitution, after which Indian citizens got six fundamental rights. These include the right to equality (Articles 14 to 18), right to liberty (Articles 19 to 22), right against exploitation (Articles 23 to 24), right to freedom of religion (Articles 25 to 28), right to culture and education Articles 29 to 30) and constitutional rights (Article 32).
- The Preamble, which is called the Soul of the Constitution, is taken from the US Constitution. Let us tell you that the preamble of the constitution begins with We The People. On 26 January 1950, the Ashoka Chakra Chakra was also accepted as a national symbol.
- At present, the word secular is used. The word secular was added to the Preamble by the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976. The Indian Constitution ensures the equality of all religions and religious tolerance.
- The original copy of the Indian Constitution is handwritten on hand-made paper. Presently it is stored in the Nitrogen Gas Chamber in the Library of the Parliament House.