By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 26 Nov: Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, celebrated Constitution Day today with enthusiasm and much fanfare. Director General of Police Anil Kumar Raturi was the Chief Guest on the occasion, Chancellor Jitender Joshi was present as the distinguished guest. Among the programmes organised, today, were a collective pledge of the constitution’s preamble, inauguration of Dehradun Law Review and conduct of a Mega Blood Donation Camp. The guests paid floral tribute at the college Shaurya Wall. In his welcome address, Dean Dr Rajesh Bahuguna introduced DGP Raturi and explained the importance of the Preamble to the Constitution. He said the blood donation camp would instill the habit of sacrifice and patriotism amongst the youth. The entire audience participated in the collective pledge of the Preamble. DGP Raturi also released the eleventh edition of Dehradun Law Review, a law journal of Law College Dehradun. Legal academicians from the country and abroad have published their research papers in the current issue of the journal. Mahant Indiresh Hospital, IMA Blood Bank, Doon Hospital, AIIMS Rishikesh & Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, Jollygrant, participated in the camp. Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal Institute of Management, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Hospitality Management, School of Media and Communication Studies, University Polytechnic and School of Liberal Arts took part. Students demonstrated huge enthusiasm for the blood donation. The blood banks had arranged 85 beds and couches. Chancellor Joshi stated that the blood donation camp is organised every year on 26 November under the auspices of the Law College. He declared with pride that 1000 units of blood had been donated. Chief Guest DGP Anil Kumar Raturi, led the collective reading of preamble of the Constitution. In his speech, he explained the socio-economic and political dimensions of the preamble and observed that the same reflected the core values of the nation. “Whatever you do in your profession, always think whether it is going to benefit and uplift the lowest person on the social strata,” he exhorted the students. “Political rights bereft of socio- economic rights have no meaning and this is best reflected in the preamble.” Those present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor Prof NK Joshi, Vice Chairperson Anuradha Joshi, Director Abhishek Joshi, Registrar Ajai Singh, Jagdish Joshi, Dr Pradeep Suri, Dr JP Mishra, Dr SK Shah, Dr Ajay Singh, Dr Anuj Mittal, Manish Badoni, Dr Shreya Goyal, Dr Poonam Rawat, Shruti Uniyal, Vaibhav Uniyal, Kumar Ashutosh, Dr V Bhuvneshwari, Parvati Pandey, Dr VK Srivastava, Dr Vivek Kumar, Dr Manoj Sharma, Rakesh Sharma, Arvind Singh Rawat, Sanchit Verma, Sunil Prakash, Ashish Dhiman, Faculty Members and hundreds of students.