The Constitution of India

The Constitution of India

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  • The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. The document lays down the framework that demarcates fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of citizens
  • India had to face many problems after independence. Rehabilitating the refugees who had migrated from Pakistan, merger of the princely states like Hyderabad and Kashmir, maintenance of Law and Order were challenging. Sardar Ballavbhai Patel successfully achieved the merger of the princely states with the Union of India.
  • Division of India and Pakistan
  • The Constitution of India comprises of a set of rules and laws that describes the purpose
  • A Constitution is a set of set of rules and regulations guiding the administration of the country . The recommendations of the Motilal Nehru Committee and the decision taken by the National Congress at Karachi prepared for the formation of a constituent assembly
  • The First meeting of the new constituent assembly was conducted on 9th of December 1946. The next meeting was conducted on the 11th of December 1946 under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Highly respected people such as Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Sarojini Naidu attended the meeting.
  • The 389 members of the Constituent Assembly formed many committees to examine in detail all the issues relating to the country. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was the chairman of one of the most important committee, i.e. the Drafting Committee. The other members of the committee were N. Gopalaswamy Iyengar and Alladi Krishnaswamy.
  • The Constituent Assembly which came into existence on 11th of December 1946, this duration, the constituent assembly had 145 meetings and framed a draft constitution. During these discussions, the various laws proposed by the British Government in 1909, 1919 and 1935, the British Parliamentary System, the American Bill of Rights, the Social Directive Policies of Ireland were studies and some laws of those were written in the Constitution. Finally, the Indian Constitution was approved on 26th of November, 1949 and came into existence on 26th of January, 1950. January 26 is celebrate as 'Republic Day' in India.
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