JMA Pilani Observes Constitution Day 26/11 a Day that cannot be forgotten by Citizens of India Today
The Constitution Day is celebrated every year on the twenty- sixth day of November to honour the 207 eminent members of the Constituent Assembly who are considered the founding fathers of the Constitution of India.Tweet
-- Every citizen in India today knows for sure that the Constitution is supreme and the Fundamental Rights guaranteed under it indeed are sacrosanct. The evolutionary stages of the Constitution started from Minto Morley Reforms resulting in The Indian Councils Act 1909 followed by Montagu Chelmsford Reforms resulting in the Government of India Act 1919, the 1927 Simon Commission and Round Table Conferences (1930 - 1932) leading to the Government of India Act 1935, the 1946 cabinet Mission Plan and the subsequent formation of the Constituent Assembly. The Quasi Federal nature of Indian Constitution is unique as against that of the American and British constitutions.
While for Hindus Bhagavad Gita is the holy book, for Muslims the Quran and for Christians the Bible, invariably for all citizens of India irrespective of religion the holiest book is indeed the Constitution of India. One may say that 26 January comes before November 26 in the calendar of any year but in the evolutionary calendar of the Constitution of India it was 26 November 1949 which came before 26 January 1950.
The significance of 26 November observed as National Law Day in India lies in the fact that it was on this day in year 1949, the drafting of the Constitution by the Constituent Assembly which started functioning on 09 December 1946 under the Chairmanship of Dr BR Ambedkar was completed after a span of 2 years, 11 months and 17 days. Subsequently, it was signed on 24 January 1950 and enacted on 26th January 1950 on which date the Constituent Assembly also ceased to exist transforming to the birth of the provisional Parliament of India. Presently, the constitution had 22 parts, 395 articles and 12 schedules apart from 101 amendments till Oct 2016.
JMA Pilani has established a rich tradition of observing various days of international as well as national importance. The school firmly believes in bringing the feel good factor among students and teachers for a lifelong Alma mater alumni connect. In the school assembly held at the play ground on 26 Nov 2016, Miss Varsha Sharma of Class X highlighted the significance of the day.
Addressing the students and teachers, Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan gave a clarion call for one and all to carry out the 11 Fundamental Duties spelt out in the constitution while cherishing the 6 Fundamental Rights Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Cultural and Educational Rights and Right to Constitutional Remedies. The Principal read out the Preamble and reiterated the pledge to uphold the constitution.
After the National Anthem, the entire gathering departed from the JMA playground with beaming faces and pride that they were part of an institution which is indeed a jewel in the crown among the schools at Pilani.
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About JMA Pilani
Smt. Jamuna Mishra Academy (JMA) established in the year 2004 which has been making rapid strides in early childhood education is presently one of the most sought after schools at Pilani considered as Oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan well known in India today for one among top in world ranking BITS Pilani University as well as CSIR Laboratory CEERI and globally renowned Birla Science Museum. JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future. JMA which started in 2004 with an enrollment of 60 students for the Nursery, LKG, First Junior and Class I has grown today till Class XII and enrollment of 900. While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently nearly 50% of the total strength. The school has NCC for boys and the school girls band has been winning laurels every year too. Yoga and Fine arts are not just part of school routine but a way of life for the students.