It is a document that lays down the fundamental political principles, right, duties and power of the government, besides setting out fundamental rights, directive principles and duties of citizens.
It was neither printed or typed. It was handwritten and calligraphed in both Hindi and English.
The Constitution Day is celebrated to pay tribute to Ambedkar, the man who drafted the Constitution.
It is said the two months between the adoption and enforcement of the Constitution was used for reading and translating the document from English to Hindi.
The ministry of social justice and empowerment on November 19, 2015, notified the decision of the government to celebrate 26 November as Constitution Day to promote Constitution values among citizens.
The Indian Constitution contains 395 articles and 12 schedules, making it the world’s longest written constitution.
It asserts “We the people” of India through this Constitution aim at establishing a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic, republic of India and to secure to all its citizens justice-social, economic and political liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; equality of status and of opportunity.