Jammu Tawi, November 26
Several Educational Institution today celebrated Constitution Day across Jammu.
In DPS Jammu, a special assembly, Quiz competition and Preamble Reading Activity in its premises today. During the assembly which was dedicated to the theme of the Constitution Day, Saujanya Raj, of class VIII delivered a speech on the significance of Constitution of India. This was followed by a lively orchestral performance on patriotic composition, which saw enthusiastic participation of all budding instrumentalists. The highlight of the day’s celebration, however, was the Preamble reading activity conducted in all classes, where in all students and teachers reiterated their pledge to uphold the Constitution of India. They pledged to rededicate themselves with full devotion to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions not only with regard to fundamentals rights but also to fundamentals duties. Later in the day, a quiz contest was organized for students of classes VI to VIII which illustrated the message contained in the Preamble of the constitution of India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Principal, DPS Jammu, Ruchi Chabra stressed upon the value of Constitution in the lives of all the citizens of the country. She urged the students to imbibe the principles enshrined in the Constitution of India. The Headmistress Meenu Gupta exhorted the students to strive for Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
President RCT, M.K. Ajatshatru Singh, PVC, Kunwrani Ritu Singh and Director, S S Sodhi Ji also conveyed their best wishes to all the students and the staff.
In Dogra Law College, the Law Day was celebrated by Dogra Law College in the Seminar Hall of the College, which was presided over by the Th. Gulchain Singh Charak, the Chairman of Dogra Educational Trust and the Former Minister of Higher Education in J&K and seminar was organized on the topic “Right of Media vis a vis Individual’s Right to Privacy”, in which students of 5 years B.A. LL.B integrated course and 3 years LL.B (Professional) course enthusiastically put forward their views. Musharaf, Varun, Sanchi, Amit Anuj, Neha, Sapna, Gurkirat, Dheeraj, Himani, Heena, Arjun were the participants and whose views were highly appreiciated. The proceedings started with the lighting of the lamp, Shri Anil Bhat, Bureau Chief, Press Trust of India and an eminent personality from the media who was the special guest on the occasion, highly appreiciated the view points of students and enlightened them further on the subject.
Abhinav Sharma, President, Bar Association Jammu, who was the Guest of Honour in the function in his address, praised all the participants of Dogra Law College who dealt wisely in the entire gamut of issues, concerning the Right of Media vis a vis the Right to privacy and congratulated the Management of Dogra Law College which has been producing excellent law Graduates for the last 16 years. Thakur Gulchain Singh Charak deliberated in detail about the Fundamental Duties, preamble of the constitution and the Fundamental Rights of the citizen on the “Constitution Day”. He appealed to all the students and faculty members to take pledge to work for the unity and Integrity of the country. Himani Khajuria was adjudged the Best Speaker and Gurkirat Kour’s Paper was adjudged the Best in the seminar. In BSF School, a host of activities were organized to mark November 26 as Constitution Day The constitution was adopted on this day in 1949 before it came into effect on January 26, 1950. The purpose was to make students aware about the basic principles of the Constitution and citizens’ fundamental rights and duties mentioned in it and to increase awareness about the constitution in them.
To kick off the Constitution Day festivities, Principal Dr S K Shukla addressed the students highlighting the significance of celebrating Constitution Day. He also administered the pledge by reciting the Preamble to the constitution. The aim was to inculcate the principles of the constitution like national integrity, brotherhood, liberty and equality in the minds of the future citizens from childhood. To mark the occasion, various activities like essay competitions, debates, speeches, quiz etc were also conducted on the topic related to the constitution. Mridull and group from Senior Division and Pranav and group from junior division were adjudged winners. Students through their essays successfully touched the principles such as liberty, equality and fraternity. The whole function was organized by the Social Science Department of the school. A poster making competition was also organized. It is rightly said: Art is an expression of life. The objectives of our constitution such as justice, liberty, equality and fraternity were beautifully expressed by the students in their own way. Participants were judged on different measures like relevance of theme, neatness etc. It aimed at developing creativity instincts and awareness of their rights and duties as given in the constitution. Principal Dr S K Shukla gave away the prizes and certificates to the meritorious students. The students of Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) today held a meeting and formed their Union under the name and style IGNOU Students Union Jammu Kashmir (ISUJK). On the occasion, the office bearers of the Union were also nominated they included Sahil Sharma as President, Rohit Singh Bhau as general secretary, Balbinder Singh as secretary, Dineshwar Singh as vice president, Shafqat Ahmed as joint secretary, Shakeel Amed as spokesperson, Shubam Gupta as cashier; and Ajaz Ahmed, Amit Jamwal, Mushtaq Ahmed, Raiz Ahmed, Mohd Hussain, Gafoor, Rekha Devi, Romesh Singh, Azam Shah, Nawaz Ahmed, Mohd Ashraf, Ajay Singh, Amir Ahmed, Manzoor Ahmed, Mohd Razwan, Amit Jamwal, Mohd Hussain and Mohd Farooq as members. Earlier, the meeting discussed the problems being faced the students fraternity of IGNOU and dwelt upon the need to forcefully take up the same with the regional authority of IGNOU. The members flayed the local IGNOU authorities for unnecessary harassment to student community. In Ramban, the state Constitution Day was also observed in district Ramban in this regard several programmes were organized at various institutions including Deputy Commissioner Office Ramban, Government Degree College, Higher Secondary School, Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) High School Ramban. It was revealed in programmes that Constitution Day on Saturday, as it was on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution, and however, it came into force a year later. The government had last year, decided to observe November 26 as Constitution Day to honour our Constitution and its promulgation. Deputy commissioner Ramban Mohammad Aijaz presided the assembly which was organized in DC office Ramban, in which all the district and sectoral officers and officials were participated in a Salomon Pledge and they repeated “We the people of India” having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a “Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic” and secure to all its citizens for providing social economic and political justice besides liberty of thoughts, expression, belief, faith and worship and equality of status and opportunity.
Similarly, BVM High School organized a debate competition during the occasion. As many as 10 students were participated in the competition. Speaking on the occasion, principal of the school Pardeep Singh Thakur throw light on the importance of the day and said that we all should accomplish our fundamental duties towards our nation. In Udhampur, the NSS units of Government Degree College Udhampur today celebrated the constitution Day. On this occasion the students expressed their views and highlighted the importance of constitution, its inception and adoption. The Principal of the College Prof. S. S. Bhalwal greeted the students for celebrating the constitution day and in his address to the large gathering of the students he asked them to acquaint themselves with the fundamental rights and duties and give respect to the sacred book of Indian Constitution. He also advised the students to go through the Constitution of India Preamble which has been displayed at the main face of the College building. On this occasion one of the students Arjun Sharma read out the fundamental rights and duties of citizens of India.
Besides Dr. Udhey Bhanu and Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra (NSS Programme Officer), Prof. Romesh Kumar Atri, Prof Kamal Kishore, Prof. Ved Kumar and other faculty members were also present. In Basohli, the students of 3rd semester (B.Ed) of Ramisht College of Education, Basohli celebrated the “Constitutional Day” at Govt. Higher Secondary School, Basohli, in which they guided the students about the constitution of India. They said , “Our constitution was made on 26 November 1949 in the constitutional assembly and it was fully adopted on 26 January 1950. It is the longest constitution in the world with 448 articles, 22 parts and 12 schedules.” In this program, teachers of the school and the students of the college took an important part in this program. At last, refreshment was served to all.