Constitution Day observed across J&K

Our Constitution empowered needy & downtrodden: CS

The Constitution Day, also known as “Samvidhan Divas” is celebrated every year on November 26 to commemorate adoption of the Constitution of India. On November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, which came into effect from January 26, 1950. The sanctity of the auspicious occasion necessitates the rightful duty of the citizens to celebrate the august occasion. 

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, while reading the preamble of the Constitution at Spiritual Growth Center, Katra highlighted the significance of observing Samvidhan Diwas. He elaborated that the day is being celebrated to commemorate adoption of the Constitution of India and to honour and acknowledge the contribution of founding fathers of the Constitution. 

“Our Constitution has played a key role towards empowerment of downtrodden and needy people in the last row,” he said and highlighted that this document guarantees Justice, Equality and Liberty besides promoting Fraternity among citizens. 

The Chief Secretary called upon the people to be proactively committed to their fundamental duties rather than fundamental rights only because fundamental rights of one person are offshoots of fundamental duties of another person.

A lighthouse for modern democratic India: Pole

Preamble of our Constitution is like the lighthouse for the journey of Modern Democratic India, said the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole during ‘Constitution Day’ celebration function. All the Officers and Officials of Div Com Office participated in reading the preamble of the constitution which provides an overview of democratic, republic and secular structure of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the Div Com highlighted the importance of constitution, its fundamentals and the preamble. He gave a historical background of formation of Constituent Assembly of India, adoption of constitution besides he also spoke about the basic structure of constitution.

HC of J&K and Ladakh, Kashmir Judicial Academy 

To commemorate the spirit of Constitution on the occasion of Constitution Day, J&K Judicial Academy under the patronage of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey, Chief Justice, High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, (Patron-in-Chief, J&K Judicial Academy) and guidance of Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul, Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, and Justice Wasim Sadiq Nargal, Members of  Governing Committee for J&K Judicial Academy, organised a one-day workshop and special skill enhancement  training programme on “Leadership role of the judge in the Court Management including Case and Time Management, Control of Docket Flow, Managing Stress; Canons of Judicial Ethics and Behavior; Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, Code of Conduct, Qualities of a Judge, Communication skills and Personality development”  for Civil Judges (Sr./Jr. Division) of Jammu 

Province at Judicial Academy, Jammu.

The training programme was inaugurated by Justice Sindhu Sharma, Chairperson, Governing Committee for Judicial Academy in the presence of Justice Rahul Bharti, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh who was also the resource person for the workshop.   

In the inaugural session, Justice Rahul Bharti, in his special remarks described the judicial officers as being the mainstay of the entire judicial system and emphasised the important role of district judiciary as torch bearers of the administration of justice system. He also called upon the judicial officers to discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and commitment. 

Justice Sindhu Sharma emphasised the qualities of compassion, performance of duty and impartiality as being the hallmark of judicial conduct which must be of impeccable character. She exhorted the judicial officers to ensure that the cause of justice should not suffer. 

Shahzad Azeem, Director, J&K Judicial Academy presented the welcome address and gave an overview of the programme. He said that the judges being at the pivot of the temple of justice must exhibit the highest standards of personal and professional conduct and must inspire the trust and confidence of people through his ability and efficacy. On the occasion, the Preamble reading ceremony was also held.

J&K Police 

The 73rd Constitution Day (Samvidhan Divas) was celebrated by Jammu & Kashmir Police across the UT with great passion and patriotic fervor. The main function was organized in the premises of Police Headquarters J&K here. Additional Director General of Police (Hqrs) PHQ, M K Sinha presided over the function and read out the Preamble of the Constitution of India to officers and jawans.

ADGP Coordination PHQ, Danesh Rana, IGP Headquarters PHQ, B S Tuti, DIG Administration PHQ, Sara Rizvi, AIsG of PHQ, SO to ADGP Armed Mehmood Ahmad, senior officers of  Telecommunication & Prosecutions, Gazetted and Staff members of PHQ, APHQ and Telecom J&K attended the function. On the occasion, ADGP Headquarter, PHQ read out the Preamble of the Constitution which was followed by the officers and jawans.

Meanwhile, the J&K Police celebrated the day at all wings, units and district headquarters across the UT where the concerned police heads read out the Preamble of the Constitution to the officers and jawans. 

J&K Railway Police

Jammu and Kashmir Railway Police celebrated Constitution Day at GRP Headquarters and at all Railway Police Units in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The main function was held at Railway Headquarters Jammu, where Additional Director General of Police GRP, J&K, Sunil Kumar read out the Preamble of the Constitution to all officers and jawans.

SO to ADGP, Railways Umesh Kumar and other staff members of headquarters attended the function. Similar functions were organised at all other Railway Police establishments of Jammu and Kashmir with full fervor and enthusiasm.

Youth Services and Sports

The Department of Youth Services and Sports made all the necessary arrangements for the celebration of the Constitution Day across Jammu and Kashmir. The employees of the department after assembling in the respective offices organised at the Directorate of Youth Services and Sports Srinagar\ Jammu held Preamble reading ceremonies across the UT.

All the necessary arrangements for Preamble Reading Sessions were made in advance at Zonal and District level subordinate offices of the Department as well.

Director of the Department of Youth Services and Sports J&K while congratulating all the ranks of the department for celebrating the day with zeal and enthusiasm said, “It is indeed a great honour and moment of pride for every citizen of the nation to celebrate the day while remembering the great minds behind the construction of our great Constitution.”

The employees of the Directorate of YSS Srinagar, JD Office Kashmir and DYSS Office Srinagar had assembled jointly in the compound of the Directorate office at Wazir Bagh Srinagar to participate in the reading session at 11am on Saturday.

CUK 

Central University of Kashmir (CUK) under the aegis of Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW), Saturday commemorated the Constitution day or “Samvidhan Divas,” which was attended by all the teaching and administrative staff of the varsity.

Addressing the participants, Vice Chancellor, Prof Farooq A Shah talked about the richness, diversity and dynamic nature of the Constitution. “The Constitution of our country has multifaceted features and is voluminous in nature exhibiting relevance and inclusivity,” he added. He also deliberated upon the comprehensiveness and detailed structure of the Constitution.

Registrar, Prof M Afzal Zargar read the preamble and administered its oath among the participants. In his address, he discussed various contours of the Constitution ranging from different amendments to directive principles, laws and its basic framework. He impressed upon all to read the Constitution threadbare for better understanding of fundamental rights and duties.” 

Asstt Prof Deptt of Politics and Governance, Dr Khalid Waseem gave a detailed presentation on the theme during the event.

IUST 

Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora celebrated Constitution Day on Saturday wherein the faculty, non teaching staff and students participated with zeal and enthusiasm. The session was presided over by Prof Naseer Iqbal, Registrar IUST and coordinated by Dr Anisa Jan, Dean Students IUST.

On the occasion, many activities were organised that include Recitation of Preamble by members, quiz programs on the Indian Constitution and addresses by Prof Naseer Iqbal, Dr Anisa Jan and Dr Akhter Hussain Khan, IUST faculty and members from IUST Student Council.  

Prof Naseer Iqbal encouraged the students and faculty members to read the Constitution and be knowledgeable citizens. “Every right comes with a responsibility and we need to understand our responsibilities also along with the understanding of the rights,” he said.

Dr Anisa Jan, Dean of Students said that universities being the highest seat of learning have a responsibility to sensitise the citizens of country regarding their rights as well as their duties as prescribed by the constitution and this day holds special significance in this direction.

Dr Akhter Hussain Shah spoke at length about the history of the Constitution, its importance and presented a background about the various parts and articles of the Constitution.

Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University 

Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University celebrated Constitution Day with patriotic fervor and gaiety. In the lawns of the Vice Chancellor’s secretariat, the occasion was celebrated with all its solemnity in the presence of Prof. Akbar Masood the Vice Chancellor of the University. 

On the occasion, Prof. Akbar Masood administered reading of the ‘Preamble to the Constitution’ first in Hindi and later in English with all the participants. The Vice-Chancellor also administered Pledge to uphold Fundamental Duties both in Hindi and English to all the participants present on the occasion. 

SMVDU

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB along with senior officers of SMVDSB and District Administration, and officers and officials Shrine Board and JKUT on Saturday read out ‘Preamble’ of the constitution of India at Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26th November, 1949. 

JMC 

Mayor, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Rajinder Sharma led the Constitution Day Celebrations held here in the Conference Hall of JMC. Conveying his greetings of the Constitution Day, Mayor, Rajinder Sharma recalled that in 1949, on this day, Independent India laid the foundation for its future. The celebrations were attended by Commissioner, JMC, Rahul Yadav and all Officers of JMC. 

The Mayor exhorted upon all to discharge their duties as envisaged in the Constitution with due diligence in the larger interest of Nation and the Society. He spoke about the social justice aspect emphasizing the equality of justice for one and all and impressed that the social justice to the economically backward and weaker section shall bring them at par with the affluent class and dealt at length on the constitutional provisions for ensuring social justice.

The Mayor paid rich tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar for his peerless contribution in the making of our Constitution, which has guided the destiny of India to become a great democracy. Touching upon the basic contours of the Constitution, the Mayor highlighted that this document guarantees justice, equality and liberty besides providing fraternity among citizens. On this occasion, the Mayor and all participants also read out the preamble to the Constitution.

NHPC 

NHPC Limited – India’s premier hydro power company – observed ‘’Constitution Day’ across all its power stations, projects and units to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On the occasion Y K Chaubey, CMD, NHPC read out the ‘Preamble’ of the Constitution of India in the presence of NHPC officers and employees connected through online medium.

Dulhasti Power Station

Dulhasti Power Station celebrated Constitution Day. On the occasion of Constitution Day, Preamble to the Constitution of India was read out by M K Kashyap, Group General Manager (In-Charge), along with senior officers and employees at the administrative building premise of Dulhasti Power Station. 

BSF School Jammu

BSF School Jammu celebrated Constitution Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. To mark the occasion, a variety of events encompassing informative lectures, poems, patriotic songs etc concerning the Constitution of India were organized. The students spoke at length about the various constitutional provisions with special mention of those which provide equality, justice and brotherhood. They also highlighted the importance of Constitution, its inception and adoption. The oath of the Constitution was also administered to the students.

Principal BSF School Jammu Dr S K Shukla threw light on the significance of celebrating Constitution Day and asked students to acquaint themselves with the fundamental rights and duties and give respect to the Constitution of India. 

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