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. The President will also inaugurate a digital exhibition through video conferencing.
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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: "I especially bow down to the 130 crore Indians, who never let their faith in India's democracy diminish. Always considered our constitution to be a holy book, guiding light. I am glad that the spirit of the constitution has been steadfast and unshakable. Even when anybody tried to make any such efforts, the countrymen together have made them unsuccessful. the Constitution has not been allowed to come down."
PM Modi: As proud citizens of India, let us think about how our actions will make our nation even stronger.
PM Modi: 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: "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 mentioned in our Constitution."
PM Modi while addressing Parliament on Constitution Day: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. If Baba Saheb had been there today, no one would have been happier than him, because India has not only answered his questions over the years, but has also enriched and strengthened its freedom, democracy.
Gandhi Ji had said - Right is duty well-performed. He had also written that he had learnt from his illiterate but intelligent mother that every right is directly linked to your responsibility that you've performed well.
Our Constitution is the most sacred book for us. A book which contains the traditions of our life, the traditions of our society, our ethics and solutions to many challenges: PM Modi
'Dignity for Indian' and 'Unity for India' are two messages that our Constitution has propagated. It has upheld the dignity of every India and has ensured the Unity of India stands strong.
I bow down to 130 crore Indians, who never let the faith in India's democracy diminish and always considered our Constitution a sacred book.
Baba Saheb Ambedkar had asked that we got independence and we became a republic, but can we hold on to this? Had he been present today, no one else would be happier than him. India has answered his questions and has empowered itself on the right path.
Our message of 'The world is one large family' was attacked upon by terrorists in 2008, during the 26/11 attacks. I pay my homage to all the martyrs of who lost their lives in the cowardly terrorist attack: PM Modi
I remember and pay my respects to all great men who have given their contributions to gift us this vibrant democracy: PM Modi
PM Modi begins his speech.
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