Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development has informed all schools that 26th November has to be celebrated as ‘Constitution Day’. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the Nodal Ministry for celebration of Constitution Day. Several activities are proposed to be undertaken by all schools under the CBSE, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA), and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and those under the State Governments and UTs on the occasion of the first “Constitution Day”.

Preamble to the Constitution (as it exists on date) will be read out in school assembly on 26th November, 2015 by all students. One period will be devoted on 26th November, 2015 for a talk on the salient features of the Constitution of India and its making, by a guest speaker or one of the teachers. Essay competitions and quizzes will be organized on the theme of the Constitution. An online Essay competition will be also organized on the theme of the Constitution by all CBSE affiliated schools.

Department of Higher Education, MoHRD has informed that they have already intimated UGC, AICTE, that 26 November will be celebrated as Constitution Day. It was requested that the colleges wherever possible may organize mock Parliament Sessions and debates on the Indian Constitution on 26th November, 2015. UGC informed that they have requested Dr Ambedkar University, Lucknow to make arrangements for organizing Quiz competition, wherein at State level winners from each State would participate in a quiz at the All India level. Department of Youth Affair has proposed to ensure following activities:

  • Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) shall organize quiz competition on Constitution.
  • NSS Units to organize lectures on the Constitution in their colleges/schools.
  • NYS Volunteers/NYKS Youth Club Members to bring awareness and explain the history of constitution in their areas.
  • The ‘Preamble’ of the Constitution be displayed at their headquarters and in their field offices.

Ministry of External Affairs has informed that they have already instructed all the Missions/ Stations where Indian schools are located to ensure observance of Constitution Day on 26th November, 2015.  It is also proposed that missions/ posts may undertake translation of the Indian Constitution in local language and consider its distribution among academic and research institutions, parliaments and indology centres.

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