Bhubaneswar: In a modern parliamentary democracy, constitution is the guiding light for governance of the country. Constitution of India is not only the longest written Constitution in the world but also is one of the most competently drafted legal documents, Law Department Minister Pratap Jena said here on Tuesday.
Addressing a function held at Lok Seva Bhavan to commemorate Constitution Day, Jena said, “Though our Constitution is largely based upon the Government of India Act of 1935 enacted by the British Government, yet our Constitution has taken note of the peculiar circumstances and factors present in out vast country.”
He was addressing the state-level function and inaugurated Campaign to create Awareness on Fundamental Duties. “Our Constitution takes into account all these diversities in its various provisions. Our Constitution also recognizes that all human beings, irrespective of their race, caste, religion, language and gender etc. are equal. At the same time, it also recognizes the need to provide special treatment to weaker sections of the society,” the Law Minister said.
Chief Secretary, Asit Tripathy administered pledge on Fundamental Duties and also spoke on the occasion. Principal Secretary Law Department, Sashikanta Mishra spoke on Indian Constitution and fundamental duties. Assistant Professor School of Law, Kyvalya Garikpati and Nodal Officer, Biswajit Mohanty spoke on the occasion.