MoS Lekhi inaugurates seminar on 7 decades of India’s constitution

Seminar on India’s constitution marks 75 years of Independence

NEW DELHI | Updated: 28 March, 2023 8:45 pm IST
Union MoS Meenakshi Lekhi (centre)

A seminar on ‘Seven Decades of the Constitution of India’ was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs (Legal & Treaties Division) and Parliamentary Research & Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE) to celebrate Azadi ka amrut mahotsav (India’s 75 years of Independence).

Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi inaugurated the seminar that was held in the PRIDE Main Lecture Hall, Parliament Library Building on Tuesday, March 28.

The seminar aimed to explore and discuss the various themes related to India’s Constitution, including its history, human rights, and internationalism.

The event brought together distinguished speakers, including Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Arun Mishra, and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, to share their insights and experiences on the Constitution.

The seminar was held in the context of India’s Presidency of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO), which is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in New Delhi, with forty-seven member states from Asia and Africa.

AALCO is an inter-governmental organization, headquartered in New Delhi, having forty-seven member states from Asia and Africa. It serves as an advisory body to member states on matters of international law. Over the years AALCO has been able to forge close links with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Law Commission (ILC).

Over 200 diplomats attended the seminar. A visit to the Parliament of India was also arranged as part of the seminar. The diplomats had the opportunity to witness India’s Temple of Democracy in person and gain an interactive experience of the freedom struggle of India and the making of its Constitution.

The seminar was a significant milestone in India’s journey as a nation and highlighted the importance of India’s Constitution in guiding the country’s nation-building process for over seven decades. It served as a reminder of the progress India has made since its Independence and how the Constitution has been instrumental in shaping its identity as a democratic and secular nation.

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