National Law Day 2012 at Sangam University Bhilwara
Nov. 26, 2012
-- Every citizen in India today knows for sure that the Constitution is supreme and the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under it indeed are sacrosanct. The evolutionary stages of the Constitution started from Minto Morley Reforms resulting in The Indian Councils Act 1909 followed by Montagu Chelmsford Reforms resulting in the Government of India Act 1919, the 1927 Simon Commission and Round Table Conferences (1930 - 1932) leading to the Government of India Act 1935, the 1946 cabinet Mission Plan and the subsequent formation of the Constituent Assembly. The Quasi Federal nature of Indian Constitution is unique as against that of the American and British constitutions.
One may say that 26 January comes before November 26 in the calendar of any year but in the evolutionary calendar of the Constitution of India it was 26 November 1949 which came before 26 January 1950. The significance of 26 November observed as National Law Day in India lies in the fact that it was on this day in year 1949, the drafting of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly which started functioning on 09 December 1946 under the Chairmanship of Dr BR Ambedkar was completed after a span of 2 years, 11 months and 17 days. Subsequently, it was signed on 24 January 1950 and enacted on 26th January 1950 on which date the Constituent Assembly also ceased to exist transforming to the birth of the provisional Parliament of India.
On the occasion of National Law Day, Prof BR Natarajan President – Vice Chancellor addressed the students and faculty of Sangam University on 26 Nov 2012 and shared the above details and reiterated the preamble of the constitution. Pointing out that the constitution had 22 parts, 395 articles and 12 schedules apart from 97 amendments till 2011, Prof Natarajan urged the students to realize that it was equally important to perform the eleven fundamental duties as enshrined in the constitution while taking pride in cherishing the fundamental rights.
About Sangam University Bhilwara Rajasthan: the Institution supported by Sangam Group of Industries which is one among the top ranking corporates in India today with business interests spanning textiles, steel, infrastructure, power and energy has been established by Govt. of Rajasthan Act No. 14 of 2012 incorporated u/s 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. For more details see http://www.sangamuniversity.org