Ranchi University announced on Friday that they will host two events to honour Constitution Day on November 26. One of these will take place at the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) in association with Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), and the other will take place in the university’s political science department.
Similar events will also be held at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University, where two visitors from Nirmala College and Ranchi University’s history department will speak to the students.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) requested that higher education institutions and the connected colleges and institutes organise a “Constitution Day Program” on November 26. As a result, this is being done. Additionally, the Commission has chosen to host a lecture with the title “India: Mother of Democracy.”
In a letter to university presidents, vice chancellors, and college principals, UGC Secretary Rajneesh Jain stated that November 26 is designated as Constitution Day each year to commemorate the promulgation of the Indian Constitution. He said that the Indian democracy, which is not only the biggest in the world but also the mother of democracy, has been expanding for 75 years on the strength of inclusivity and diversity.
According to Jain’s letter, there is a tonne of evidence dating back to the Vedic era that supports India’s democratic tradition. In light of this, it has been determined that Constitution Day will be observed this year by holding a lecture with the subtitle “India: Mother of Democracy.”
On the other side, representatives of the Raksha Shakti University denied previous knowledge of the directive and said the institution has not yet made preparations for such a programme.
Notably, the UGC has additionally advised colleges and universities to hold lectures on subjects like the “ideal king” according to Indian philosophy and “khap panchayats” and their “democratic traditions.”
The commission has also recommended that the significance of devotional tradition, which is to blame for religious changes, be explored. There have also been suggestions for lectures on mediaeval tribal customs.
There are numerous signs, according to the UGC Chairman, that India’s early system of government was democratic. Additional supporting evidence for India’s democratic traditions can be found in the form of archaeological, literary, numismatic, epigraphic, religious, etc. Recent investigations at the ancient sites of Rakhigarhi and Sanauli indicate that the origins of popular self-government date to at least 5000 BCE.