Some Amazing Facts About Our Indian Constitution

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of the country. From the Constitution we come to know the fundamental political code, structure, procedures, powers, and duties of the governmental institutions, fundamental rights, directive principles, and the duties of the citizens.

Some amazing facts about our constitution are as follows:

  1. The final draft of the Indian Constitution which is the longest in the world was adopted on 26th November 1949 after 2 years, 11 months and 17 days. It was legally enforced on 26th January 1950, the day that we celebrate as Republic Day.
  2. The Constitution Was Originally Written in Hindi and English
  3. Each member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution, signed two copies of the constitution, one in Hindi and the other in English
  4. The Preamble to the Constitution declares India to be a Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic, and a welfare state committed to secure justice, liberty and equality for the people and for promoting fraternity, dignity of the individual and unity and integrity of the nation
  5. The Constitution was not typed or printed. Both the versions of the Constitution, Hindi and English, were handwritten.
  6. It was handwritten by Prem Behari Narain Raizada in a flowing italic style with beautiful calligraphy. The Constitution was published in Dehradun and photo lithographed by the Survey of India.
  7. Each Page Was Decorated by Artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose.
  8. Dr Sachchidananda Sinha was the first president (temporary Chairman of the Assembly) of the Constituent Assembly when it met on 9th December 1946.
  9. The original copies of the Indian Constitution, written in Hindi and English, are kept in special helium-filled cases in the Library of the Parliament of India.


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