December 7, 2019 | 2:25 PM IST
constitution day

Nation celebrates Constitution Day with anti-reservation campaigns

In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Dr BR Ambdkar’s statue of Equality memorial in Mumbai and declared November 26 as National Constitution Day. The day, also known as Samvidhan Divas or National Law Day contributes to raising awareness about the Indian Constitution. It was on this day in 1949, that the Constitution of India was adopted and it came in to effect on 26 January 1950. 

While the nation celebrates the day, people are demanding equal rights for all citizens in terms of education and job opportunities. Social media has been trending with #आरक्षण_हटाओ_2020 and #ThanksDrAmbedkar to mark the day.

In the recent past, all reservation moves have seen people turn up on the streets. They have been protesting the reservation of seats, especially in the educational and employment sector.  
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the MPs on the occasion. However, Congress has decided to boycott the function.
The West Bengal Assembly will hold special sessions which will be addressed by assembly speaker Biman Banerjee and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to mark the day.

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