Programme Details

S.No Programme Name Date Venue Programme Report
1Observance of Constitution Day, 20162016-11-25 RGNIYD The Constitution Day was observed at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development on November 25th, 2016 .Prof. B. Satagopan, a noted speaker on Indian Polity and History was invited to deliver the Constitution Day address on “Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of Directive Policy: A Comparative Study”. The Chief Guest reflected on the making of the Indian Constitution and discussed in detail the broad dimensions of the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy. 80 participants (25 female and 55 male) had attended the session. In order to develop an insight into the working of our Constitution and to uphold the values enshrined, the RGNIYD had organised events, such as, Quiz & Essay contests and Mock Parliament. The topic for Quiz & Essay contest was ‘Making of the Indian Constitution’ and ‘Role of Indian Constitution in the Working of Democracy’ respectively.
2Constitution Day2016-11-26 Regional Centre, ChandigarhRajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Regional Centre, Chandigarh observed the 2nd Constitution Day on 26 November, 2016 on its campus. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it went into effect on 26 January 1950. RGNIYD, NYKS and ATDC staff along with young people actively participated in the celebration. The Government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day on 19 November 2015 by a gazette notification. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made the declaration on 11 October 2015 on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. Addressing the audience Ms. Kamalpreet Kaur, Training Coordinator, RGNIYD, RC, Chandigarh said that the constitution day is being celebrated in India as a tribute to all those great people who worked tirelessly to give India her Constitution. She spoke about the history of Constitution of India and also threw light on the pivotal role played by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar in drafting the constitution. Mr. Navdeep Singh, Senior Computer Instructor, RGNIYD, RC, Chandigarh briefed the participants about the features of Indian constitution like fundamental rights and distribution of powers has shown foresight to include chapters which ensure pluralism, positive discrimination and fair opportunity to all the sections of society. He described the life of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, also known as the architect of the Indian constitution, for his stellar contribution and socio-political understanding.  A quiz contest was organized for the participants in which various questions related to the Constitution of India were asked. After the quiz contest, all the participants including various officials pledged by reciting “Preamble to the Constitution”. Later refreshments were served to all the participants. The attendees were impressed by the comprehensiveness, political wisdom and socio-economic content of the Constitution of India.