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Constitutional Law Society, NLUO organized 70th Constitution Day on 26th Nov 2019.
On 26th November 1950, we, the people of India bestowed ourselves with a living document which would exist as a statement of our vision, a reflection of our history and repository of our dearest values. Our Constitution is the celebration of victor against our long-fought struggles and the foundation of our extraordinary democracy.
To honour the values and virtues enshrined in the Constitution of India, National Law University Odisha commemorated the 70th National Constitution Day as the Co-ordinating University of Odisha, as nominated by UGC, for the yearlong ceremony of the Constitution Day celebrations in the state.
Constitutional Law Society NLUO organized a ceremonial dialogue on “Past, Present and Future of the Indian Constitution” on 26th November 2019 in the Conference Hall of the University. The dialogue witnessed the participation of Hon’ble Justice K.S. Jhaveri (Chief Justice of Odisha High Court and Chancellor, National Law University Odisha), Shri Ashok Parija (Advocate General of Odisha), Prof. Ishan Kumar Patro (Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University), Prof. Srikrishna Deva Rao (Vice-Chancellor, NLUO), Prof. Yogesh Pratap Singh (Registrar, NLUO), Prof. Sachidhanandam (NLUO) and Prof. Netaji Abhinandan (Ravenshaw University).
The event commenced with the welcome address delivered by Prof. (Dr.) Srikrishna Deva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, NLUO. The dialogue was initiated by Prof. Netaji Abhinandan who shed light on the contribution of the Constituent Assembly by elucidating the major discussions through which the constitution came into being. Prof. Sachidhanandam emphasized on the importance of Constitutionalism through Constitutional Jurisprudence of the document. Prof. Ishan Patro annotated the core principles that the Constitution aims to retain and enforce. Advocate Ashok Parija appreciated the genius of the Indian Constitution that has managed to endure years of political and social upheaval while safeguarding the liberty of the people and institutions. Hon’ble Justice K.S. Jhaveri delivered the Keynote address accentuating the need to balance Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of the State Policy through Policy decisions. Prof. Yogesh Pratap Singh concluded the dialogue by highlighting the apprehensions of Dr. BR Ambedkar and Dr. Rajendra Prasad and signifying the duty of the people of India to protect the living document. To bring the event to a close Dr. Yogesh Pratap Singh, Registrar NLUO, delivered the vote of thanks and presented momentos to the guest speakers.