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India’s Supreme Law

We celebrate our Republic Day with great patriotism and enthusiasm. It is indeed a great thing to do because 26 January is the day when the Constitution of India came into force. However, do you think you know enough about the Constitution of India? Well, we think we know your answer!

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So, let’s make things simple. Here are some interesting facts about our Constitution which you must know.

-The Constitution of India is the longest constitution in the world. It consists of a preamble, 448 articles, 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 98 amendments.

-Our Constitution is handwritten both in Hindi and English. No typing or print has been involved during the framing of the Constitution.

-Dr B. R. Ambedkar was the Chairman of the drafting committee which was appointed to frame the Constitution. He is also known as the Father of the Constitution of India.

-After the Constitution was written, the Constituent Assembly took 2 years, eleven months and seventeen days to pass it.

-The documents were signed on 24 January 1950. Two days later, the Constitution came into effect. A total of 284 members signed the Constitution. It was raining during the signing, so people considered it a good omen.

-Although the framers of the Constitution borrowed the best from several legislations, it was framed to suit Indian requirements. Features of the Constitution have been borrowed from countries such as USA, UK, Japan, Ireland, USSR, Australia, Canada and Germany. The concept of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity has been taken from the Constitution of France. The laws of the Supreme Court have been borrowed from Japan. The concept of a five-year plan was taken from USSR.

-The National Emblem of India was also adopted on 26 January 1950 by the Indian Government.

How many of these facts did you know? We must be well aware of important facts such as the Constitution. Now that you know these important facts about the Constitution, how about sharing your knowledge with your friends?


Pratibha Yadav

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