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Awareness on constitution & fundamental duties held in Kohima

Awareness on constitution & fundamental duties held in Kohima
Neiba Kronu and others during awareness seminar on constitution and fundamental duties at Kohima College. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JAN 24 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/24/2020 10:36:33 AM IST

Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Nagaland organised an awareness seminar on constitution and fundamental duties at Kohima College on Friday with minister Planning and Coordination Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu as the special guest.

Addressing the gathering, the minister said those days when the constitution was framed, they applied their minds, their wisdom including the fundamental duties. He said that the message of fundamental rights must reach to all the people in the state. Kronu reminded that people should take cognisance of the fundamental rights already enshrined in the constitution. 

However, he lamented that many people including learned and knowledgeable people failed to perform their own responsibilities like civic sense in safe guarding the government belongings and properties.

The minister challenged the young generations to give their best for their future by performing well in their academic career. He reminded the students’ community that they are privileged with modern technology and advised them to make best use of it for their future. He pointed out that to be recognized in the society, one should possess civic sense, punctuality, discipline, hardworking, and be smart. 

Secretary (Judicial) Law and Justice department, Nino Iralu in her keynote address informed that in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the constitution of India, the Government of India has launched a national campaign focusing on creating awareness regarding important feature of the constitution “the fundamental duties”. 

In line with the rests of the states, Iralu said that Nagaland state has launched a year-long campaign on fundamental duties of the citizen on November 26, 2019 which would culminate on November 26, 2020. She said the vision is by reaffirming its commitment to the fundamental duties enshrined in the constitution, it is felt that all citizens can play a positive and effective role in fulfilling our duties towards our fellow citizens and to our country. She reminded that it is every citizen’s responsibility to take upon the task of seeing that order, justice and freedom are maintained. She also stated that awareness of their duties is as important as awareness of their rights, as every right there is a corresponding duty.

Welcome address was delivered by the college principal, Senior Additional Advocate General GHC Kohima bench, T.B. Jamir spoke on fundamental duties,  while administration of pledge was led by Commissioner and Secretary Parliamentary Affairs department, Motsuthung Lotha.

 

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