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Joint Session of Parliament, Constitution Day 2019 Live Updates: Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament, PM Modi said that in simple terms, Constitution for him means 'Dignity for Indian and Unity for India'.

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Indian Constitution Day 2019 Celebrations Live Coverage: Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined that Constitution highlights rights and duties of citizens. Constitution for me is ‘Dignity for Indian and Unity for India’,  PM Modi said. “The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties enshrined in our Constitution. As proud citizens of India, let us think about how our actions will make our nation even stronger,” PM Modi said. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also addressed the Parliament on the occasion.

However, the Opposition led by the Congress decided to boycott the President, PM’s address in protest against Maharashtra political developments.

The Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 to mark the adopting of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949. It came into force on January 26, 1950. The government has planned year long activities throughout the country to mark 70 years of the adoption of the Constitution. Constitution Day was first celebrated in 2015, when the Narendra Modi government decided to mark the day as a tribute to BR Ambedkar who played an important role in its framing as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee. The constituent assembly took two years, eleven months and seventeen days to accomplish the stupendous task of drafting the historic document. It had many members who fought for the freedom of the country and came from different regions, religions, communities reflecting the country’s diversity.

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    13:09 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Constitutional norms violated by present establishment: Manmohan Singh

    It is not a disservice to the Constitution. It's reminder to everyone that the constitutional norms are being violated by the present establishment, former PM Manmohan Singh says.

    12:42 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    President Kovind hails MPs

    All Members of Parliament deserve appreciation for the several constitutional amendments passed during the last few years, President Ram Nath Kovind says.

    12:41 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Rights and duties are two sides of same coin: President Kovind

    Rights and duties are two sides of the same coin. Our Constitution provides the fundamental right to ‘freedom of speech and expression’ and it also enjoins upon citizens the duty to safeguard public property and to abjure violence, President Kovind says addressing joint session of Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day.

    12:39 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    People must be complimented for respecting Constitution: President Kovind

    The people of our country deserve to be complimented for the value and respect that the Indian Constitution has earned over the last 70 years: President Kovind

    11:48 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Congress gives Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha

    Congress MP Hussain Dalwai has given Suspension of Business Notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 over 'Government formation in Maharashtra by unconstitutional means'.

    11:35 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Constitution highlights rights and duties of citizens: PM Modi

    The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties enshrined in our Constitution. As proud citizens of India, let us think about how our actions will make our nation even stronger, PM Modi says.

    11:29 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Constitution in simple terms is 'dignity for Indian and unity for India': PM Modi

    If I have to describe Constitution in simple terms it would be Dignity For Indian and Unity for India, PM Modi says addressing the joint sitting of Parliament.

    11:21 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Historic Day today: PM Modi addresses joint sitting of Parliament

    Today is a historic day. 70 years ago we adopted our great Constitution. The dreams of the members of the Constituent Assembly took shape in the form of the words and values enshrined in our Constitution: PM Modi

    11:18 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    We remember the sacrifice of our martyrs: PM Modi in Parliament

    Addressing the joint session of Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day, PM Modi paid tributes to 26/11 martyrs.  WATCH PM Modi's speech LIVE: 

    10:25 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    When was first Constitution Day celebrated?

    Constitution Day was first celebrated in 2015, when the Narendra Modi government decided to mark the day as a tribute to BR Ambedkar who played an important role in its framing as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee. The constituent assembly took two years, eleven months and seventeen days to accomplish the stupendous task of drafting the historic document. It had many members who fought for the freedom of the country and came from different regions, religions, communities reflecting the country's diversity.

    10:13 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Opposition to boycott President's address on Constitution Day

    The Congress along with other Opposition parties have announced to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of Parliament on the occasion of Constitution Day in protest against the political developments in Maharashtra. 

    10:07 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Why Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26

    The Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 to mark the adopting of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949. It came into force on January 26, 1950. The government has planned year-long activities throughout the country to mark 70 years of the adoption of the Constitution.

    09:54 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    President to inaugurate digital exhibition

    On the occasion of the Constitution Day, the President will inaugurate a digital exhibition through video conferencing from the Central Hall of Parliament.

    09:53 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha to meet at 2 PM today

    In view of the joint sitting of both the Houses at 11 AM, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will meet at 2 PM. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will also attend the function.

    09:50 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Constitution: First amended for welfare of SC, STs

    The Constitution of India was first amended in 1951 for the welfare of scheduled castes, tribes and backward classes and its latest amendment was for providing 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections in educational institutions and in appointments. These details were provided by a Rajya Sabha publication titled 'Rajya Sabha : The Journey since 1952' which has chronicled all the amendments. Their details were shared by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat in a statement.

    09:33 (IST)26 Nov 2019
    Constitution Day 2019: President to address joint sitting of both Houses today

    The government is celebrating 'Constitution Day' or 'Samvidhan Diwas' on Tuesday in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the MPs on the occasion.

    Constitution Day celebrations Parliament of India.The Constitution declares India a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic, assuring its citizens justice, equality and liberty and endeavours to promote fraternity. The Constitution of India is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world.
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