Celebrating the Law Day

Celebrating the Law Day

26th November, Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India in honour of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, known as the architect of the Indian constitution. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it went into effect on 26 January 1950.

The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. The year of 2015 is the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, who had chaired the drafting committee of the Constituent Assembly and played a pivotal role in the drafting of the constitution. Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day. 26 November was chosen to spread the importance of the constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Dr. Ambedkar, the philosophy – social, economic and political, for the governance of free India.

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The foremost reason why should be proud of our Constitution is that it promises governance through the Rule of Law.  This day is to celebrate the success of our legal system. And to celebrate the victory of those people who helped in eradication of the social issues and lags within the country. Because of law, we exist in harmony. It’s tricky as well as a humourous that all the people except those who are related to this field argues how law is the most unconventional thing and how science has helped us grow. To all my fellowmates, the system of civilization and marriage and trading culture has developed on systematic principles. Law is a system too, it is a science. Just like any other science. Or we can reversibly say that science is a law. Whatever you’d like. However, it is a never ending topic of debate how science is superior over law or vice-versa similar to the debate of commerce v science. We used to do in the school. Come on we all have gone through that too.

There were established rules since the beginning of time and hence, the growth of society. Science was important too but so does a set of rules of conduct and system. Else, everybody would have killed everyone else to feed their own self. Every religion, every culture has a history which tells how law developed according to them . Your law of gravity and laws of motions, the all the others basics of every scientific phenomenon depends on rules and systems. Law must not be understood as only related to crimes and offences and regulations whatsoever. It has to be connected to every single thing in your life. And that will be the day you will understand how law Is essential. Law isn’t a manual or set of rules to govern actions or omissions. It is the code which regulates our behaviour and our conscience. Just take a second to adore that even your actions are driven by “right” and “wrong” deeds. The law of your own. Where your right thing is the law and wrong is the offence. That’s how you judge other people and that’s how you establish a thought process for yourself.

The number of law students clearly depicts how steadily the interest in law studies is increasing every year. Most of the people I met have asked my purpose of pursuing a career in this field. I have no answer except that, I don’t know, Maybe I could become that helping hand to a person in need of hour, or that one day I will wake up to the truth that I am indeed bringing our society to justice.

The idea to do good to society and changing the unjustifiable causes of the society always made me enthusiastic. But let’s just not go deep in the discussion. Today, I welcome you all to be a part of this constitution day and rejoice to the improvement in systematic procedures of the three pillars of our government- legislature, judiciary and executive. And that they help India grow and become better every day.

Thanks for the read and hope you got the message. Happy celebrations and be aware about your rights as well as duties!

Take care till the next time we meet!

Akriti Daksh

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