Constitutionalism is the primary edifice on which Indian democracy stands, says President



Constitutionalism is the primary edifice on which Indian democracy stands, says President


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received today (April 7, 2016) the first copy of a book ‘Statement of Indian Law: Supreme Court through its Constitution Bench Decisions since 1950’ written by Shri Govind Goel, Advocate, Supreme Court of India. The book was released by Justice TS Thakur, Chief Justice of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said Constitutionalism is the primary edifice on which the Indian democracy stands. The rule of law is the hallmark of our democracy, due to which every Indian feels empowered, making him or her participate in nation-building with full vigour and enthusiasm.

The President said unlike the Supreme Court of the United States, where judges are appointed for a life term by the political executive keeping in view ideological preferences, judges of the Indian Supreme Court are appointed through a non-political process uninfluenced by such considerations. As a result, the law that has emerged having been interpreted by the Constitution Bench of Indian Supreme Court navigates through diverse social, economic, political, cultural, historical and ethical moors. This has made the Constitution of India a living organic document keeping pace with the changing times.

The President said Constitutional Bench decisions have exhibited a reasonable degree of durability and have left indelible footprints on the sands of time. Of the 2,296 decisions of the Constitution Bench, only about one percent have been overruled, which is considerably less than the number of constitutional amendments. Yet, there may be a possibility, and more so desirability, of revisiting the correctness or relevance of a decision as per the contemporary needs of society.

The book ‘Statement of Indian Law: Supreme Court through its Constitution Bench Decisions since 1950’ is a study of all the judgments delivered by the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India since 1950.

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President of India to attend valedictory function of India Water Week-2016 tomorrow
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will attend the valedictory function of India Water Week-2016 tomorrow (April 8, 2016) at New Delhi.
The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India has been organizing India Water Week since 2012 as an international event to focus on water related issues. Three editions of India Water Week have been organized so far in 2012, 2013 and 2015. The theme for this year’s India Water week is “Water for all: Striving together”.

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President’s greetings on the eve of Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the eve of Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba has said: -

“On the auspicious occasion of Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Chetti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens.
These traditional festivals mark the advent of spring and the new year. They represent the multi-hued cultural heritage of our country. May the joyous festivities usher in prosperity and reinforce the message of fundamental unity of our vast and diverse nation”.

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 Vice President greets people on Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand. He said that may these festivals bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives.

Following is the text of Vice President’s message:
“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of ‘Ugadi, Gudi Padava, Chaitra Sukladi and Cheti Chand’.

These festivals mark the beginning of traditional New Year and reflect the composite culture and rich heritage of our country.
May these festivals bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives.”   

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