Senior Supreme Court Judge, Justice Jasti Chelameswar Today said the Constitution Day Celebration is an occasion for reminding ourselves about the high constitutional values and philosophy underlying it. He was giving the welcome address on the occasion of Constitution Day Celebrations. President of India Ram nath Kovind, Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad were also present in the function.
People were aspiring to build a new India whose goals are mentioned in the Preamble to the Constitution. It is a document containing the basic rules which should guide the society, the men and women who are likely to secure the transient power of being the law makers and law enforcers in all the three great branches of the governance.
It is a pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to a larger cause of humanity.
It is a Pledge which successive generations of people of India inherit. The idea of the Constitution Day, in my view, is to constantly remind ourselves about the Pledge by which each one of us is bound", he said.
Welcome Address on the occasion of Constitution Day Celebrations
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my duty to welcome you all for this Constitution Day Celebrations. A celebration by definition is a joyous occasion. It is said that Saints are always joyful but ordinary mortals require a cause to be joyful. A pleasant event or even the memory of a pleasant event makes human beings joyful and provide the cause to celebrate.
Adoption of the Constitution was a pleasant event – “a fateful moment”. It was an event making a break with an unpleasant past – A moment when we stepped out from the old to the new.
It is a Pledge which successive generations of people of India inherit. The idea of the Constitution Day, in my view, is to constantly remind ourselves about the Pledge by which each one of us is bound.
The Father of the Nation was a man:
“magnificent in his faith and strength and courage and humility”.
In his historic midnight speech on 15th August 1947, Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, paying his homage to the Father of the Nation said that:
“We have often been unworthy followers of him and strayed from his message …”.
The message of the father of the nation was the practice of truth and non-violence.
That is the reason why India adopted the opening three words of the Sixth Mantra of Third Chapter of MUNDAKA Upanishad - Satyameva Jayate – as its motto.
It is said that Empire after Empire vanished on account of its spiritual bankruptcy. Pursuit of truth is the foundation on which all spirituality rests. Constitution Day Celebration is an occasion for reminding ourselves about the high constitutional values and philosophy underlying it.
I welcome all of you to this Constitution Day Celebrations on behalf of the Supreme Court of India.