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Celebration of the Constitution Day 2021

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Embassy of India
Celebration of the Constitution Day 2021

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The Constitution Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India Antananarivo on 26 November 2021.
It was attended by members of Indian Diaspora and local media.
Ambassador Abhay Kumar highlighted the salient features of the Constitution of India while highlighting the contributions of Constitutions of other nations in framing the Constitution of India and said- “Today we are celebrating Constitution Day of India. Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas is celebrated in India on November 26, the day when the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.”
“This year we are celebrating the Constitution Day as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. As a part of the celebrations of this day, we read the “Preamble” of the Constitution of India. The Preamble presents the intention of its framers, the history behind its creation, and the core values and principles of India”, Ambassador Kumar continued.
“The first line of the Preamble reads: “WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA”. The words, “We, the people of India…” indicate the ultimate sovereignty of the people of India. Sovereignty means the independent authority of the State, not being subject to the control of any other State or external power. The text declares India to be a “Republic” — indicating a government by the people and for the people”, Ambassador Kumar emphasized.
He also stressed on the similarity between India and Madagascar as plural and democratic societies.
 It was followed by the reading of the Preamble by the Embassy officials and members of Indian Diaspora.
The event saw the enthusiastic participation of the attendees in the “Reading Preamble to the Constitution” and “Online Quiz on Constitutional Democracy” activities organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs of India.