Samvidhan Diwas

Nov 24, 2023

Seedling School of Law and Governance celebrates Constitutional Day (Samvidhan Diwas)

To commemorate the Celebration of Constitutional Day, the Internship, Placement and Consultancy Committee of the Seedling School of Law and Governance observed Guest Lecture and Career Guidance workshop as part of the Constitutional Day Celebrationson November 24, 2023.The students and faculty members of Seedling School of Law and Governance attended the event. The event commenced with Maa Saraswati Vandana along with the Preamble reading as per the UGC guidelines. The keynote speakers of the event were Hon’ble (Mr) Justice C.K. Songara, Former Judge, High Court of Rajasthan and Prof Sahibnoor Singh Sidhu, Assistant Lecturer and Assistant Dean, Special Initiatives, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat.

Constitution Day, also known as “National Law Day” is celebrated annually on 26th November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect on 26 January 1950.

The event in Seedling School of Law and Governance aimed to reflect on what it means to be a citizen of India; what are Fundamental Rights provided to every citizen residing on this glorious land and which Fundamental Duties expected from them. Hon’ble (Mr) Justice Songarahas addressed the intellectual audience about the value of Indian Constitution in today’s scenario and he has also thrown light on the fundamental duties Of Indian Constitution, which every citizen has to follow in the day to day life. Justice Songara believed that Public Interest Litigation is one of the great achievements of Constitution of India. He briefly discussed about the historical evolution of the Constitution of India.He emphasized that the Constitution plays a meaningful role in the life of every Indian. It not only establishes the rule of law, but also ensures that every citizen lives with the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as any other.

Prof Sahibnoor Singh Sidhu gave a speech describing the constitutional values which must be followed by every citizen for the welfare of India. Prof Sidhu talked about the importance of Article 32 and Article 226 of the Constitution of India, level of challenges of the Constitution of India before and after Indian Independence and emergency during Indira Gandhi’s time. He cited the example of the dangers of the Constitution in Pakistan. He emphasized the importance of Right to Information as a Fundamental Right. He described the contribution of various personalities in making of the Constitution. Prof Sidhu highlighted the significance of reading the Preamble to reaffirm commitment to constitutional ideals. 

The speech has enriched and enlightened the knowledge of an audience about the subject Indian Constitution. There was a good and healthy discussion on the topic Indian Constitution. The sessions were interactive and questions were raised by the students.

Guest lecture
Guest lecture