Constitution Day observed by
University School of Law and Research
9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya, November 25, 2017:
F9th Mile, Ri-Bhoi, November 27, 2017: In order to
remember and realise the significance of the
Constitution of India, the Constitution Day 2017 was
observed with thought provoking deliberations at the
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) on
Sunday, 26 November. The function was organised by the
University School of Law and Research (USLR), USTM.
Addressing a gathering of more than 200 participants,
Prof Arupjyoti Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of USTM said,
“The Constitution is an important document based on the
idea of equality, liberty and fraternity - something we
need to connect with and make it a part and parcel of
our life. Amendments to the Constitution have increased
faith among the people in the sacrosanct document.” He
urged the students, researchers and teaching community
telling that the law schools and researchers must try
and come up with new ideas of how the Constitution could
be made more relevant to the society and time.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Dinomoni Thakuria, Deputy
Registrar, Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva
Viswavidyalaya, said that the pulse of the people of
India has been etched in the Constitution by its
framers. The Constitution is a living document. The
immense hard work and effort put in by the framers of
the Constitution must be remembered on this Constitution
Day, he added.
Earlier, welcoming the participants, Prof (Dr) AK Sinha,
Dean, USLR said that the Constitution was partially
adopted on 26 November 1949 when 16 Articles came into
operation. “The day was earlier celebrated as National
Law Day, and since 2015, it has been observed as
Constitution Day”, he said.
Prof Alaka Sharma, Dean, School of Social Sciences and
Humanities, USTM said that the students should go
through the debates that took place during the drafting
of the Indian Constitution in order to know the process
and its significance. She said that till 2016, only 101
amendments have taken place and this goes to show how
well it was drafted by its framers. Referring to the
recent introduction of right to primary education as a
fundamental right in the Constitution, she said that it
has been a revolutionary change and will go a long way
to impact on the educational development of the country.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Prof AC
Talukdar, Ms Ameera Yasmin Mazumdar, and Akkas Ali,
apart from a host of student participants.