New Delhi: The government is celebrating Constitution Day or Samvidhan Diwas today in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution by the constituent assembly.
Parliament held a joint sitting of both the Houses to commemorate the day in the central hall today.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the members of both the Parliament.
However, opposition parties including Congress, Nationalist Congress Party are likely to boycott the sitting to protest the political turmoil in Maharashtra.
The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949, an important landmark in the country’s journey as an independent, sovereign republic. The constitution came into force on January 26, 1950.
Constitution Day was first celebrated four years ago in 2015, when the government decided to mark the day as a tribute to BR Ambedkar, who played an important role in the framing of the Indian Constitution.