India: PRIDE holds seminar “Seven Decades of Constitution of India

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha Secretariat’s Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE) held a seminar titled “Seven Decades of the Constitution of India” to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

The seminar took place on Tuesday, 28 March at the PRIDE Main Lecture Hall in the Parliament Library Building in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs. It was organized in conjunction with India’s tenure as the President of the Asian African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO).


Meenakashi Lekhi, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture inaugurated the seminar. Distinguished speakers at the event included Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Member of Parliament and former Chief Justice of India; Justice Arun Mishra, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission and former Supreme Court judge, & Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal and former Supreme Court judge.

AALCO is an international governmental org. Headquartered in New Delhi with 47 member states from Asia and Africa. Its role is to advise member states on matters of international law. AALCO has developed strong relationships with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Law Commission (ILC).

Meenakashi Lekhi, the MoS for External Affairs and Culture, stated that the seminar is being organized during India’s Presidency to commemorate the country’s 75 years of independence for the benefit of diplomats and officials of missions in New Delhi.

She added that a visit to the Parliament of India was arranged for participants to have an interactive experience of India’s freedom struggle as part of the seminar.

The seminar’s main objective was to introduce the Constitution of India to the diplomatic community in New Delhi. The conference covered the topics such as the Indian Constitution and Human Rights, the Indian Constitution and Internationalism, and the seven decades of the Indian Constitution. Nepal’s Ambassador to India, Shankar Sharma also attended the seminar with an aim to learn many things from the Indian Constitution.

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