Amidst all the drama unfolding in Maharashtra, a joint session of Parliament was held on Tuesday to commemorate the Constitution Day. The event was held in the Central Hall of Parliament to mark the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Constitution in 1949.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose the occasion to emphasis on people's duties, saying their rights were stressed upon earlier but time has now come to focus on citizens' responsibilities.
He said a special aspect of the Indian Constitution is that it highlights both rights and duties of citizens.
The joint session began with an address by the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla followed by PM Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. The session ended with the address by President Kovind.
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November 27, 2019