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India's Constitution has withstood the test of time: PM at Law Day function

The prime minister appealed the nation to come together and work towards the strengthening of India

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the valedictory session of the National Law Day, 2017 function in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the valedictory session of the National Law Day, 2017 function in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister on Sunday lauded the Constitution and said it was the only document which has tied the whole nation with immense diversity together.

"It was not easy to make a historical document (Constitution) which binds a country which has more than a dozen sects, more than 100 languages and more than 1700 dialects and people living in places with various beliefs," Modi said while delivering a valedictory address on the Law Day at Vigyan Bhawan here.

The prime minister also remembered country's first President on the occasion.

He said the Constitution was not just a book but also contains social philosophy.

"On this day, 68 years ago, we decided the direction in which our country will move, those rules and laws were given by the Constitution and it is a day to remember those people who formed these epic documents," he added.

Modi stressed that the three arms of the government - Legislature, Executive and Judiciary - needed to work together and move in the direction of New India.

"Unfortunately we have not been able to remove our internal weaknesses, so many years after independence. We need to think about it at all levels," he said.

He also said, "Baba Saheb said that Constitution is workable, flexible and has power to unite the nation in times of war and peace. He also said if a wrong was done, it will not be the fault of constitution but the institution which is making people abides by the constitution."

The prime minister appealed the nation to come together and work towards the strengthening of India.

"India is a young nation. To strengthen it, all the constitutional bodies will have to come together and work towards it," he added.

The Law Day is marked on November 26. On this day, the Constituent Assembly agreed on the final draft of the constitution in 1949.

First Published: Sun, November 26 2017. 19:29 IST
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