On Constitution Day, PM Modi's request to India's youth and judiciary
PM Narendra Modi requested government institutions and judiciary to make endeavours to inculcate more awareness about the Constitution among Indian youth.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the spirit of the Indian Constitution is youth-centric, and urged government institutions and judiciary to make endeavours to inculcate more awareness about the Constitution among the youths.
Modi also requested the youth of the country to participate more in discussions and debates regarding the Constitution.
“Our Constitution is open, futuristic and known for its progressive views. The spirit of our Constitution is youth-centric. The development of our country is on the shoulders of the youth,” Modi at a Constitution Day function at the Supreme Court.
“I request government institutions and judiciary to make endeavours to inculcate more awareness about the Constitution among our youth… To make the youth understand the Constitution better, I urge the youth to participate more in discussions and debates regarding the Constitution. The youth must know of the constituent assembly debates,” Modi added.
Besides Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Union law minister Kiren Rijiju and Attorney General of India R Venkataramani also spoke on the occasion.
The day has been celebrated as Constitution Day since 2015, to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
During the programme, the prime minister launched various new initiatives under the e-court project. The project is an effort to provide services to litigants, lawyers and the judiciary through ICT enablement of courts.
The initiatives being launched by the PM include Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, Digital court and S3WaaS Websites.
The digital court is an initiative to make court records available to the judge in digitised form to enable the transition to Paperless Courts.