ITANAGAR, Nov 26 - Arunachal Pradesh today celebrated the 5th Constitution Day to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly, at a function at Dorjee Khandu Auditorium of the State Assembly Secretariat here.
The Constitution Day was first celebrated in 2015 as a mark of tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar, the first Law Minister of India, who played an important role in framing of the Indian Constitution.
Attending the function, Arunachal Governor Brig Dr BD Mishra (retired) appealed to the citizens to strengthen the resolve to live up to the ideals of the Indian Constitution.
He earlier paid tribute to Dr Ambedkar. While complimenting the State Assembly Speaker PD Sona and his team for organising the maiden event, the Governor expressed the hope that it would create awareness about the values and importance of the Constitution.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona, Deputy Speaker Tesam Pongte and former Secretary General of Lok Sabha GC Malhotra also shared their views on the occasion.
Imphal Correspondent adds: The Constitution Day was observed in Manipur on Tuesday along with the rest of the country. Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh and Manipur Assembly Speaker Yumnam Khemchand Singh attended a function held at the Banquet Hall of the 1st Battalion of Manipur Rifles in Imphal.
Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar Singh said every citizen has the responsibility to uphold the basic principles enshrined in the Constitution. He added that the Constitution of India, which came into force on January 26,1950, gives equality of status and opportunity to all citizens of the country.
Assembly Speaker Khemchand said the Constitution is the guiding force, that and all aspects of democratic set-up and nature of duties have been established on its basis.