JALUKBARI, Nov 26 - As the nation celebrated National Law Day, the University Law College, Gauhati University, also celebrated the day in the university campus today. On November 26, 1949, the preamble of the Indian Constitution was adopted and enacted, for which this day is celebrated as National Law Day from 1979 by the Supreme Court Bar Association.
The distinguished guests attending the function included Dr HP Sharma, Rector of Gauhati University; Prof Ramesh Borpatragohain, Dean Faculty of Law College, GU; GN Sahewala, Chairman Bar Council of Assam; Dr Jyoti Prasad Bora, Principal University Law College and the faculties and students of University Law College.
Rector Sarma, while addressing the lecture session, urged the students to be aware about the environment and emphasised its protection. He also urged the young generation to be responsible towards society and be familiar with the Constitution of India.
Prof Borpatrogohain urged the youths to obey the law and generate awareness about it in society. He urged them to remember the framing and objectives of the Constitution and to be familiar with the mode of its functioning. He further added from next year this day would be celebrated as Constitutional Day.
Bar Council of Assam Chairman Sahewala, who was present as the special guest, said that while the Constitution has given the citizens �everything�, it is the people who have not been able to make use of the law in the true sense of the term. He urged the students to help the civil society in application of law in day-to-day life. He also talked about loopholes in the law enforcing agencies.
Dr Debabrata Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, University Law College, discussed the importance of the day and working of the Constitution. He further appealed to the young generation to ensure that the constitutional ideology is followed in its true perspective.
Keeping in view the significance of the day, the Department of Political Science organised a debate competition among the students in the Phanidhar Dutta Seminar Hall, Gauhati University.
A career development programe was organised by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Guwahati branch. Biman Debnath, vice- chairman of the branch delivered a lecture and gave a power point presentation among the students.