Panaji: November 27, 2018 … Union Constitution Day was celebrated at PAC hall of Assembly Complex in Porvorim by Legislature Secretariat today. Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Dr. Pramod Sawant was the Chief Guest for the function.
Secretary, Legislature Shri. N. B. Subhedar, key note Speaker Advocate General Shri Dattaprasad Lawande, Shri. Victor Gonsalves and Shri. Mohan Amshekar from Legislators Forum along with HoDs and Principals of colleges were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the Gathering Dr. Sawant stressed on the need to study the Constitution. “there is strong need that our younger generation studies the constitution and certain amendments from it. They should know that there are four pillars of our constitution and among these, the power of people remain supreme”. Dr Sawant also urged the teachers to let their students take a membership of Assembly Library which has best books on Political Science and Constitution.
Advocate General Shri Lawande in his address said that Indian constitution is one of the best constitution. It took three years to complete and one year of debates on various issues, it was finally amended on January 26. A few basic amendments were brought in force on November 26. These were the key elements in which the diverse Constitution of India was based on and hence since then today’s day is celebrated as Constitution Day.
He further stated that India being a diverse country, be in religion, caste, language and culture, making a constitution which will serve a purpose for all was a Herculean task. A constitution is not a law to follow but all the laws must follow the constitution. It is made by the people for people. It is grant norm which is unique and Independent,” Adv. Lawande added.
Earlier the function began by lighting the traditional lamp and by paying floral tributes to the replica of India Constitution by the dignitaries.
Shri Subhedar gave the welcome address. A copy of Indian Constitution was distributed to all HoDs of Education Institutes. Shri Atmaram Barve compered the function and proposed the vote of thanks.