Dimapur, November 26: Commemorating the adoption of the Constitution of India, Constitution Day was observed at Raj Bhavan, Kohima today where Chief Secretary, R Binchilo Thong, IAS administered the pledge and delivered the opening remarks.
The Chief Secretary said that the Preamble contains the aim and objectives of the Country and protects the whole philosophy and legislative intent of the Indian Constitution and added that the Constitution of India was the fundamental law of our land.
President, High Court Bar Association, Ashiphri Zho stated that the Indian Constitution is important in several dimensions as it is the noble and universal book for the people of India. It lays down the basic structure of the government under which its people are to be governed and establishes the main organs of the government – the executive, the legislature and the judiciary, he added.
Zho said that the Indian Constitution was the supreme law of the people and guarantees individual freedom to all its citizens.
Senior Additional Advocate General, T B Jamir gave a brief note on how the Constitution Day came into being. He stated that prior to 2015, 26th November was observed as ‘Law Day’ however in 2015 the Government decided to celebrate the day as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. He also called on the need to pay homage and respect to the makers of the Constitution and to rededicate oneself to uphold the Constitution.
Home Commissioner and Commissioner & Secretary to the Governor, Ramakrishnan, IAS while delivering the vote of thanks stated that the Governor of Nagaland, P.B. Acharya had instructed the State Government to observe the day in a befitting manner.
The programme was attended by Advisor Law and Justice, Dr. Longrineken, Administrative Head of Departments, Head of Departments and other representatives of different organizations.
District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) of Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon, Kohima, Dimapur and Peren observed Constitution Day at their respective districts in schools and colleges through legal awareness and essay competition on November 26.
In Dimapur, the Dimapur DLSA organized legal awareness programme in observation of constitution day at Dimapur Government College. Yambemo, Panel Lawyer DDLSA spoke on basic legal rights, Kekhriele-?, Panel Lawyer DDLSA spoke on immoral trafficking, Rokovitsu, Panel Lawyer DDLSA spoke on cyber crime, N Kevichusa Retainer lawyer DDLSA, spoke on salient features of the constitution. The programme was summed up by Ajongba Imchen, CJM and Secretary DDLSA. The programme was chaired by Khumchuba, Panel Lawyer DDLSA. 200 students along with faculty staffs of the Govt. College attended the programme.
The Longleng DLSA observed Indian Constitution Day through legal awareness at Government Yingli College. Hamnyei Angh, Project Assistant Longleng DLSA spoke on Constitution: Supreme Law of India, P. Monyei Phom, Panel Lawyer LDLSA spoke on Indian Constitution and Imlichuba Phom, PLV LDLSA spoke on Fundamental Rights and Duties. Welcome speech was pronounced by Assistant Professor, (History Department).
In Peren, the Peren DLSA observed Constitution Day at Government College, Peren
Highlight of District Legal Service was presented by Enchang, panel lawyer PDLSA, History of Constitution Day by Asungbe, Retainer Lawyer PDLSA, Salient features of the constitution by Italang Advocate and Constitutional provisions for women in India by Asuni, panel lawyer PDLSA. Earlier,welcome address was delivered by Igong Ipuing, Assistant Professor.
Meanwhile, Constitution Day through legal awareness was also observed by Kohima DLSA along with the college students at D.C conference hall and Mon DLSA at Konjong Higher Secondary school Mon Town.
Mokokchung DLSA organized an essay competition in observation of Constitutional day at Fazl Ali College on the topic “Constitution of India: A living document” wherein 15 students participated.
(Page News Service)