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The Sources & The Making Of The Indian Constitution

The Sources & The Making Of The Indian Constitution

Do you know when we celebrate National Constitution Day or the Samvidhan Diwas? Let’s find out more such interesting facts from today’s article. It will be engaging and comprehensible and hence a must-read for all of you. You will learn about various fascinating facts related to the making as well as the sources and inspirations behind the making of our constitutions. We bet, this article will provide you with some unknown pieces of information that will improve your understanding of the Indian constitution. We will touch on various aspects of the constitution. Therefore, make sure that you read the article entirely to not miss out on any important detail. Now without any further ado let’s start the reading.

A Few Interesting Points About The Making Of The Constitution Of India 

Did you know that our constitution is the longest in the world? Read the points below to learn interesting facts related to the making of the constitution of India.

  • On the objective proposition by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 13 December 1946, the process of the making of the Indian Constitution began. 

  • The Constituent Assembly elected 22 committees to deal with the different tasks of making the constitution. 

  • Sir Benegal Narsing Rau was picked as the constitutional consultant of the Constituent Assembly. 

  • On 8th February 1948, the draft of the constitution was submitted to the Constituent Assembly. 

  • It took complete 2 years, 11 months, and 18 days to conclude the whole work.

  • Finally, on 26th November 1949, the president of the Constituent Assembly signed the constitution, and on the same day, the constitution was accepted with a Preamble 395 Articles and 8 Schedules.

  • It came into existence on 26th January 1950 and this day is celebrated as Republic Day.

  • The book wasn't printed or typed it was handwritten by calligrapher Prem Behari Narain Raizada in a flowing italics style.

  • Every page of the handwritten copy was adorned by artists like Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose from Shantiniketan, West Bengal.

  • The Indian constitution is the largest documented constitution in the world with 1.46 lakh words.

  • There are three original copies of our Constitution. These are safely held in special helium-filled cases in the library of the Parliament.

  • Currently, it has Preamble 458 articles, 12 schedules, 25 parts, and 98 amendments.

  • Our constitution is referred to as a living document, as it can be modified or amended. Any change done to the constitution is called a constitutional amendment. The document has experienced 105 amendments, the last being in August 2021.

  • November 26th every year is celebrated as the National Constitution Day or the Samvidhan Diwas

Finding Out The Sources Behind The Making Of The Indian Constitution

From the points below find out the sources of the Indian Constitution. Read the point thoroughly to know what and from whom the formulators of the Indian constitution took ideas.

  • Our constitution is often referred to as a ‘bag of borrowings’. As it has borrowed provisions from the constitutions of countries like the UK, USA, France, and USSR. 

  • The fundamental principles laid were inspired by multiple sources keeping in mind India’s traditions, history, geography, and cultural diversity. 

  • Ambedkar analyzed 60 other constitutions during the duration of his work. He was helped in the drafting by one of the major committees called the drafting committee.

  • The preamble of our constitution is inspired by the preamble of the constitution of the US. Particularly, the concept of popular sovereignty, which means the authority of a state and its government, is created and sustained by the people's consent through elected representatives.

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