Mysuru, November 26:- “Our Constitution plays a great role in providing justice to everyone in the country,” said District Principal and Sessions Court Judge SK Vantigodi.
He was speaking after paying floral tributes to the portrait of Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion of Constitution Day organised by Vidyavardhaka Law College and District Legal Service Authority at PM Chikkaboraiah auditorium of Vidyavardhaka Law College on Sheshadri Iyer Road in the city on Tuesday morning.
“Citizens in any country must be treated equal and our Constitution has acquired world recognition for upholding equal justice for its citizens,” he said.
“Everyone in the country is entitled to enjoy their fundamental rights and the fundamental rights of the people have been clearly stated in the Constitution. Our Parliament is not supreme, but our Constitution is. That is why we need to respect our Constitution,” he opined.
“Previously, the Constitution Day was celebrated by the Mysuru Bar Association. Only the lawyers and judges knew the importance of the Constitution. Recognising this, the central government recently issued a mandate to observe Constitution Day in all schools and colleges of the country, making the students aware of the importance of the Constitution. The Constitution Day was first celebrated on November 26, 1949,” he said.
Senior Civil Judge and District Legal Services Authority member-secretary BP Devamane, president of Mysuru District Bar Association Ananda Kumar, president of the Vidyadarshana Sangha Gundappa Gowda and law students were present. (KS, NGB)