By 1949 the governors of all the states had proclaimed their own Citizenship Day celebrations. In 2004 a law establishing Constitution Day and Citizenship Day mandated that all publicly funded educational institutions provide educational programming on the history of the American constitution on September 17th.
Congress proclaimed in 1952 that the “I am an American Day” be renamed “Citizenship Day.” In response to a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution for a week of celebration of American citizenship, Constitution Week was officially enacted on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. The purpose of the observance week was to promote study and education about the constitution and to celebrate those who have become U. The goal is for “Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that bring together community members to reflect on the importance of active citizenship, recognize the enduring strength of our Constitution, and reaffirm our commitment to the rights and obligations of citizenship in this great Nation” (
The delegates formed the Founding Fathers and the meeting became known as The Constitutional Convention or The Philadelphia Convention.
The purpose of the convention was to form a set of rules for the government and laws of the United States of America.
Rehabilitating the refugees who migrated from Pakistan, merging the princely states, maintenance of law and order were the major challenges. The Constituent Assembly, which came into existence on 11th of December 1946, had 145 meetings and framed a draft constitution.
Sardar Patel successfully achieved the merger of the princely states and provinces with the Union of India. Ambedkar was the Chairman of one of the most important committees, i.e., the Drafting Committee. During these discussions, the various laws proposed by the British Government in 1909, 19, the British Parliamentary system, the American Bill of Rights, the Social Directive Policies of Ireland were studied and some parts of those were written in the Constitution.
This year, the University will celebrate Constitution Day on .
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For open access to resources for Constitution Week, see the National Archives resources on the Constitution at the Library of Congress resources at
The Constitution of India is the supreme law in India.