India Celebrates National Law Day

November 26, 2014

November 26 is celebrated as National Law Day in India every year to honour the 207 eminent members of the Constituent Assembly who are considered the founding fathers of the Constitution of India.

National Law Day in India is observed on November 26 due to the fact that it was on this day in year 1949 that the drafting of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly, which started functioning on December 9, 1946 under the able Chairmanship of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, was completed after a span of 2 years, 11 months and 17 days. The Constitution was subsequently signed on January 24, 1950 and enacted on January 26, 1950 (which is celebrated as Republic Day in India) on which date the Constituent Assembly also ceased to exist leading to the formation of the provisional Parliament of India.

On the occasion of National Law Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished the Supreme Court Bar Association of India today saying that he expects ideas from the legal fraternity to discard old and archaic laws.

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