By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 26 Nov: Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, celebrated Constitution Day with enthusiasm, today. Finance Minister Prakash Pant was the Chief Guest, while the Chairperson of Red Cross Society, Dehradun and ex-MLA Ranjeet Singh Verma, and Director, Price & Buckland (India), Naveen Thapliyal were the special guests on the occasion.
The programme was inaugurated with the offering of flowers at the Shaurya Wall situated at the campus. The entire campus was overwhelmed with patriotic fervour when students raised slogans in praise of the 21 Param Vir Chakra winners.
The Tenth Issue of ‘Dehradun Law Review’ was also released on the occasion. This Law Journal is listed with the University Grants Commission.
A mega blood donation camp was also organised at the campus. Five blood banks of the state – Mahant Indiresh Blood Bank, IMA Blood Bank, Doon Hospital Blood Bank, AIIMS Blood Bank, Rishikesh, and Subharti Blood Bank collected blood from the donors. It was jointly organised by the Legal Aid and Awareness Cell Society of Law College Dehradun and NSS unit of Uttaranchal University.
Principal Dr Rajesh Bahuguna stated that around 2200 students of the university registered for the blood donation and about 1155 students successfully donated blood after the mandatory tests. Hundreds of students were denied the opportunity because of lack of equipment.
Chancellor Jitendra Joshi said that blood donation had become a tradition of the university on Constitution Day. The main objective of this practice was to infuse a sense of sacrifice among students.
Minister Prakash Pant explained the importance of Constitution Day. He stated that 26th November as Constitution Day was in fact selected because it was the same day fifty years ago when Swami Vivekanand landed on the Indian soil from his overseas voyage and exhorted the nation to forget its religious differences for the sake of Mother India. He recalled that the Constitution of India was the outcome of extensive and incessant efforts of its architects, who endowed it with a meticulously designed federal structure and sacrosanct fundamental rights. He declared the Preamble as the soul of the Constitution and explained the same in simple and precise terms.
Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) NK Joshi proposed the vote of thanks.
Those present on the occasion were Chairperson Anuradha Joshi, Dr Abhishek Joshi, Dr IS Pal, Jagdish Joshi, Registrar Ajai Singh, Rajeev Kukreti, Rajeev Sharma, Prof Pradeep Suri, Dr Ajay Singh, Prof SK Shah, Dr JP Mishra, Dr Anuj Mittal, Manoj Badoni, Dr Mukesh Bora, KB Pokhriyal, Dr Vandana Joshi, NC Uniyal, Dr Poonam Rawat, Vaibhav Uniyal, Kumar Ashutosh, Prabha Lama and hundreds of students.