PM Modi: Constitution binds us together as a nation
On Constitution Day celebrated on 26 November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation.
New Delhi: The Constitution of India put forth by Dr. B R Ambedkar was adopted today, on the 26 of November in the year 1949. Speaking on the occasion PM Modi addressed the nation in the joint sitting of the parliament.
The PM started his speech by paying homage to the 26/11 terrorist attack victims that shook the nation eleven years ago. The leader then proceeded to say that today is a historic day, as 70 years ago we adopted our great Constitution.
"The dreams of the members of the Constituent Assembly took shape in the form of the words and values enshrined in our Constitution. It is our Constitution that binds us all together," he said.
The PM also urged the Indian diaspora to work towards making India great. He said we must work on fulfilling the duties we have towards our nation.
"The Constitution of India highlights both rights and duties of citizens. This is a special aspect of our Constitution. Let us think about how we can fulfil the duties mentioned in our Constitution."
He said that Indians will remember all the constitutional pillars laid by Dr. B R Ambedkar saying the 'constitution is India's sacred book.' He said Indians never stopped believing in the constitution.
Further, the leader remembered the father of the nation, and said "We should never forget Mahatma Gandhi's teachings. "If I am following traffic rules, that also means that I am doing my duty," he said.
The Prime Minister concluded his speech saying, "As proud citizens of India, let us think about how our actions will make our nation even stronger."
Even as the PM was giving his speech in the parliament, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi was protesting outside. She was seen reading out the Constitution of India near the Dr. B R Ambedkar statue.