Srinagar : The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Saturday observed the National Constitution Day at Common Hall as per the directions issued by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
According to a statement issued from the Public Relations Centre of NIT Srinagar the event was presided over by In-charge Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. M F Wani while it was coordinated by Dr. Srinibash Mishra, Assistant Professor at Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering Department.
The preamble reading and the pledge administration (both in Hindi and English) took place at the scheduled time at 11 a.m. in presence of a large gathering consisting of faculty, students, and staff of the Institute.
In-charge, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. MF Wani said on this day the country adopted the Constitution to eradicate social evils and provide equal justice to all citizens.
“It gives us a rare chance to go back to the commitment made in the Constitution and today again let us pledge to fulfill fundamental duties for the progress of the nation,” he said.
In his message, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal, Director NIT said, “We must pledge to reaffirm the values at the heart of this great unifying document: Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.”
He said it took 2 years, 11 months, and 17 days to prepare the longest and most comprehensive Constitution in the world.
Prof. Sehgal said the day is marked to create awareness of the importance of the Indian constitution and the main contributor, Dr BR Ambedkar.
Institute’s Registrar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said the Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution on November 26, 1949.
He said from the framing of the constitution from its history to its present-day form, it has played a vital role in bringing together ‘an idea called India’. He added that it united the country and laid the foundation for the largest democracy in the world.
“Our constitution was not printed but handwritten and calligraphic both in Hindi and English languages.” Prof Bukhari said.
Dr. Yashwant Mehta, HOD & Associate Professor, MME Department, read the Preamble of the Constitution and pledged to uphold its spirit.
Later, Dr. Kurella Sawmy and Dr. Anil Singhal delivered their lectures on the Constitution and highlighted its importance and contribution of Dr. BR Ambedkar.
During the ceremony, it was stressed to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India and the ideals and institutions included in the Constitution.
The event was attended by heads of all departments, faculty members and students of the institute. The event was organized by the Department of Physical Education NIT Srinagar.
The arrangements for Constitution day were organized by Dr. Srinibash Mishra (SAS Coordinator). Kounsar Ali Mir (SAS Officer), Sohail Ahmad Baba (SAS Assistant), Ab. Gani (Senior Technician), Ghulam Hassan ( Senior Technician), Habib Ullah ( Groundsman), Mohmmad Akbar (Groundsman), Abdul Hamid (Senior Technician), Mushtaq Ahmad (Office Assistant), Minhaj-Ul-Hamid and Nadeem Hassan.