Sanman Yatra in Gujarat to mark 60 years of Indian Constitution
A Sanman Yatra, marking 60 years of the Indian Constitution will be taken out from Gujarat's Surendranagar district on Sunday.india Updated: Jan 23, 2010 15:01 IST
A Sanman Yatra, marking 60 years of the Indian Constitution will be taken out from Gujarat's Surendranagar district on Sunday.
The yatra will be flagged off by Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
More than 15,000 people including ministers, legislators, cabinet colleagues, academicians and people from all walks of life will participate in this 'journey of pride'.
"It was on January 24, 1950 when two hand-written copies of the Constitution was signed by the members of the Assembly and two days later on January 26 it came into force. The completion of 60 years is a great event and it should be celebrated in a unique way. Hence, we have decided to usher it a grand fashion," Modi told PTI on Friday night after attending a fair organised at Chhotaudepur town about 160 kms from Vadodara.
The yatra, led by Modi, will taken out with the revered book placed on an Airawat (white elephant) after the Chief Minister pays homage to Baba Saheb Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution.
Around 3,600 women including traditional dancers will carry the constitution copies on Kalash (pot) mounted on their heads.
The yatra will pass through MG Road and end at the Town Hall in Surendranagar city, where a programme has been organised to 'worship' the Indian Constitution to showcase respect to the statute.