National Law Day in India is celebrated on November 26 as it marks the anniversary of the drafting of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. This day is celebrated to honor the 207 eminent members of the Constituent Assembly who are considered the founding fathers of the Constitution of India.
Although, the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, it was thirty years after, under the leadership of Dr. L. M. Singhvi, the Supreme Court Bar Association declared November 26 as the National Law Day. According to the President, Supreme Court Bar Association, the main objectives of celebrating Law Day is to recognize the important principles which formed the basis of the Constitution. These principles include the rule of law, independence of the Judiciary and the independence of legal profession.
While laying the foundation stone of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial at Mumbai’s Indu-Mills Compound on October 11, 2015, Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi had announced that November 26 will be observed as Constitution Day to spread awareness about Dr. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. On the occasion of 1st Constitution Day in India, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the countrymen to uphold ideals and values of the Constitution and create an India that will make its founding fathers proud.