by Shahzeen Eram
Embassy of India in Saudi Arabia on Thursday celebrated the 7th Constitution Day of India or ‘Samvidhan Divas’ as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsava’ with a spectacular photo exhibition on the life of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, and an exemplary display of books on the Constitution of India.
2021 marks the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution while the nation celebrates 75 glorious years of the country’s independence from the colonial rule.
The event was graced by the Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and Madam Farha Sayeed, including the members of the Indian Community representing all states of India residing in Saudi Arabia.
The exhibition was inaugurated by lighting of the auspicious lamp by the Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and Madam Farha Sayeed.
The ambience inside the Indian cultural hall at the Diplomatic Quarter was filled with a beautiful feeling of togetherness as community members joined the Ambassador in reading the preamble to the constitution in harmony.
The day is celebrated to acknowledge the contribution of the framers of the constitution to make the citizens aware of their constitutional values.
The Constitution Day was celebrated for the first time on November 26, 2015 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar – the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’, who was the chief architect of the country’s constitution.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was a renowned social reformer, politician, jurist and the first law minister of India. He is remembered for his exemplary leadership in laying out the constitution as the foundational pillar supporting the largest and the most diverse democracy in the world.
The day is celebrated to pay tribute to the founders of our Constitution who realized the challenges and strengths of India that helped India emerge as a democratic economic hub and an international power.
Shahzeen Eram is a Riyadh-based journalist and writer. She is the Founder and President of Global Jharkhand Welfare Association (GJWA).