Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the spirit of the Indian Constitution is youth-centric, and he asked government institutions and the judiciary to make efforts to raise constitutional awareness among youth.
Modi also encouraged the country’s youth to participate more in constitutional discussions and debates.
“Our Constitution is open, futuristic and known for its progressive views. The spirit of our Constitution is youth-centric. The development of our country is on the shoulders of the youth,” said Modi at a Constitution Day function at the Supreme Court.
“I request government institutions and judiciary to make endeavours to inculcate more awareness about the Constitution among our youth… To make the youth understand the Constitution better, I urge the youth to participate more in discussions and debates regarding the Constitution. The youth must know of the constituent assembly debates,” Modi stated.
In addition to Modi, Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, and Attorney General of India R Venkataramani spoke at the event.
Since 2015, the day has been observed as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
During the programme, the prime minister announced several new initiatives related to the e-court project. The initiative is an endeavour to give services to litigants, lawyers, and the judiciary by enabling courts with ICT.
The PM’s initiatives include the Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, Digital Court, and S3WaaS Websites.
The digital court is an initiative that aims to make court records available to judges in digitised form in order to facilitate the transition to paperless courts.