India Celebrates its Constitution Day
The Indian Embassy organized an event to commemorate Indian Constitution Day and to honor the architects who wrote the Indian Constitution in the year 1949. The Indian Constitution is the longest written Constitution in the world with 395 Articles arranged under 22 Parts and 8 Schedules. After many amendments, it has 448 Articles under 25 Parts and 12 Schedules as on date. The work of the Indian leaders who created the Constitution under the leadership of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar was recalled in the celebrations. The credit for India’s current stature and development was because of its strong Constitution. The function was attended by South Sudan friends of India viz. Hon. Robert Lado, Commissioner of South Sudan National Land Commission, Hon. Abraham Biar, Member of Constituent Amendment Committee, Prof. Robert Deng, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Juba, Dr. Al-Fak-Chol Luel, Dean of Law Faculty of University of Juba and Hon. Dut kull, Member, National Audit Chamber. The speakers commended Indian Constitution which is the basis for a successful Indian democracy and proposed that African countries need to borrow some of the important provisions from Indian Constitution for the sake of their country’s progress and development. Indian Ambassador offered to train South Sudan lawyers and law faculty members in drafting legislation in the Indian Institute of Parliamentary Practices. Amb has also proposed a parliamentary delegation visit to India after formation of the new Unity Government in February, 2020. South Sudanese guests were presented the copies of the Indian Constitution as a memento.