On November 26, 2019, Constitution Day (also known as ‘Samvidhan Divas) celebrated all over India to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make citizen aware of the Constitution & to spread awareness in society.
MHRD announces National Essay Competitions every month as part of nationwide Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan
Union HRD (Human Resurce Development) Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the kartavya.ugc.ac.in portal on the occasion of ‘Constitution Day’ as govt has decided to run a Nagrik Kartavya Palan Abhiyan from 26th November 2019 to 26th November 2020, to create mass awareness about the Fundamental Duties.
- The portal will be used primarily for holding monthly essay competitions for students as well as other activities like quizzes, debates, poster making etc.
- Department of Higher Education will be holding eleven rounds of National Essay Competitions during the year and the topics of the essay will be based on one Fundamental Duty every month.
- The competition will be held online through the infrastructure and testing centres of National Testing Agency and will be open for every student registered in any higher education institution in the country. There will be four prizes worth Rs 15000, Rs 12,000, Rs10,000 and Rs7500.
Launch of portal ‘Abhiyanta’ of AICTE
Shri Pokhriyal also launched the portal ‘Abhiyanta’ of AICTE. The portal hosts e-contents in important emerging areas like Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing, Big data, Augmented Reality etc. this portal has been developed free of cost by the students of Graphic Era Deemed University, Dehradun, under an internship project of AICTE in a record time.
i.The Indian Constitution was drafted by Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (father of the Indian constitution), after closely examining all the constitutions around the world. It was brought before the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 & It came into force on 26 January 1950.
ii.India’s Constitution is the largest constitution in the world, comprising 448 Articles, 12 Schedules, and 94 Amendments. It took 2 years 11 months and 17 days to prepare.
iii.Constitution defines the powers of the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. The key feature of the Constitution is the separation of powers while keeping a check on each arm of the government.
iv.On this occasion, a number of programs held in schools, colleges, and universities, where students can deliver their speech on Constitution Day.