Rights cannot be achieved until people perform their duties – Suresh Khanna
Lucknow: Under the chairmanship of Uttar Pradesh Finance and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna, on the occasion of Constitution Day a program was organized in the auditorium of Lok Bhawan, where once again the relevance of the Constitution was recited. Urban Development and Energy Minister AK Sharma, Minister of State for Independent Charge Gulab Devi and Minister of State Vijay Laxmi Gautam, Satish Sharma,Anoop Pradhan Balmiki, Rajni Tiwari, Rakesh Rathore, Sanjeev Kumar etc. were also present in the program.
Suresh Kumar Khanna said in his address that the Constitution came into force in our country on January 26, 1950, but the Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly only on November 26, 1949. He said that before 2015, there was no thought regarding the celebration of Constitution Day, but the honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi deserves thanks, who decided to celebrate Constitution Day as a grand event in the whole country. Inspired for this, so that all the countrymen can understand the importance and duty of the constitution.
Khanna said that along with the mention of fundamental rights in the constitution, fundamental duties have been mentioned under the 42nd constitutional amendment in Article-51A of the constitution. He said that along with the preamble of the constitution, fundamental duties also have special importance. He said that we talk about rights, but rights cannot be achieved until the people associated with it do not perform their duties.
He said that the makers of our constitution have included the good things in the constitution of the world in the Indian constitution. Quoting a statement of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, he said that no matter how good the constitution is, the mindset and working style of the person who implements it remains effective.
Referring to fundamental duties, Khanna said that 11 fundamental duties are mentioned in Article-51A of the Indian Constitution. These fundamental duties have special importance on Constitution Day, so that on this occasion we must remember and follow these duties. Rights are important only when we understand our duty well and follow it.
In the programme, Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Durga Shankar Mishra said that our democracy is the oldest democracy in the world, and the soul of that democracy resides in our constitution. After studying the constitutions of all the countries, the framers of the constitution have prepared this constitution by including the culture, consciousness and heritage of their country.
Today, when we were celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence after 75 years of independence, then with a new resolve, when we celebrate 100 years of Independence, we will celebrate the Amrit Kaal of Independence as a developed nation. With this resolution, the country is moving forward under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister. He said that by following the duties mentioned in the constitution, every citizen should perform his duties to make our country a developed nation in this nectar period.
During the program, Suresh Kumar Khanna gave the first prize to Chanchalata Srivastava, second prize to Kislay Singh and third prize to Zuber Hussain under the program related to Clean Secretariat Campaign in the Secretariat premises. Apart from this, the first prize was given to Mohit Agarwal and Ramjanam Yadav for the outdoor campus. Parkhi Mishra of Delhi Public School Jankipuram Extension, Bushra Hasin of Government Girls Inter College Malihabad and Sapna Singh of Shia PG College were given first prize in the speech competition organized on the occasion of Constitution Day. Kajal Rawat of Basic School Khushal Ganj Kakori Lucknow, Saloni Jaiswal of Government Girls Inter College Shahmina Road Lucknow and Heera Malik of Shia PG College were given the first prize under the essay competition.
On this occasion, MLAs from different areas, Additional Chief Secretary Secretariat Administration Mr. Hemant Rao, Principal Secretary Legislative Council Rajesh Singh, Principal Secretary Legislative Assembly, Pradeep Dubey, Principal Secretary Basic Education, Deepak Kumar, District Magistrate Lucknow, Suryapal Gangwar and others Senior officers and employees and students of various schools were also present.