Imphal: The Indian Constitution has empowered the people, provide rights and given duties to citizens and we all should pay tribute to Bharat Ratna, Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar and other founding Fathers of the Constitution for drafting one of the best Constitution in the world, said JP Nadda, BJP Chief while addressing a function to observe Constitution day at Hotel Classic Grande here today.
Nadda said the Constitution ensures that fundamental rights must flourish even though governments may come and go. All these rights, powers were provided by the Constitution drafted by Dr Ambedkar and members of the committee.
He said we also should know the rights and duties as enunciated in the Constitution. It was a well-drafted Constitution and that is why our democracy is moving forward he said. The autonomy, free and fair elections, the sovereignty of Parliament, independent Judiciary are all given by the Constitution.
We all should pay respect to Dr Ambedkar for his contribution to Independent India and for giving us the Constitution. It was drafted after a long discussion. Everybody was taken into confidence and this day in 1949 the Constitution was adopted he said.
In 2015 it was decided to observe the day as Constitution day. Nadda said people remember all those who contributed to the writing of the Constitution. Ambedkar emphasized equality, that democracy should flourish with the participation of all and development should take place he added.
He wanted to allow all citizens and we all should study it properly. Fundamental rights should be protected as provided in the Constitution he said. Nadda along with Chief Minister N Biren paid floral tributes to the portraits of Dr Ambedkar.