"Activities like reading out the Preamble to the Constitution during a morning assembly, reading out the fundamental duties, one lecture in every educational institution on the importance of fundamental duties and putting up information on fundamental duties on notice board of colleges (should be carried out)," the UGC said in a communication to all Vice Chancellors regarding Constitution Day.
"You are requested to kindly ensure that these activities are undertaken in your university and in the colleges affiliated with your esteemed university," it further added.
The first official Constitution Day was observed in 2015. 'On the day in 1949, the constitution was adopted which came into force on January 26, 1950 marking the beginning of a new era in the history of India. This year, the country is celebrating 125th birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar . The 'Constitution Day' will be a part of these year-long nationwide celebrations. This will be a tribute to Dr. Ambedkar , who played a seminal role in the framing of the Indian Constitution as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Constituent Assembly,' read an official note.
Since 2015, students have been, particularly, encouraged to participate and various quiz and essay competition are being held on the theme of the Constitution.DRDO National Level Essay Competition; Submit Entries Before 5 December
(With Inputs From PTI)
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