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Constitution Day: November 26
Every year Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26. It is also known as Samvidhan Divas or National Law Day. The day is celebrated to mark the adoption of Constitution. The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949. The Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950 and hence India celebrates its Republic Day on 26th January every year. And the Constitutional head of India, the President hoists the national flag on this day.
The Constitution Day was declared in 2015. It was done to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar, which was in 2015. The announcement was made by PM Modi while he laid the stone to the Statue of Equality in Mumbai.
The Constitution Day is celebrated to pay tribute to the man behind drafting the Indian Constitution, Dr Ambedkar. He is also called the father of Indian Constitution.