Jammu Tawi, November 26
Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Jammu observed the Constitution Day here today at its Regional Head Quarters, Jammu.
The major attraction of the day was the display of the replica of the original copy of Indian constitution at ICCR Regional headquarters and to see that there was huge enthusiasm amongst the youngsters, particularly the students. Students visiting ICCR Jammu never had the occasion to see this first copy which is calligraphed and signed by the members of constituent assembly.
On one knows that 222 page constitution of India was calligraphed by one person namely Brij Behari Narian Raizada of Delhi and was illustrated by Nand Lal Bose and other artists of Shantiniketan, Vishwabharti.
On the occasion while displaying this rarest copy of Indian Constitution, the Regional Director of ICCR Jammu, Balwant Thakur informed that 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.
The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification. The Prime Minister Nariendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai.