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New Delhi: India is going to observe the Constitution Day on 26th November from this year onwards.

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs decided that the parliament complex will be lit up in the evening tomorrow to observe the day. A special session of the parliament will also be held where lawmakers will pay tributes to the contributors in the constitution’s making.

The HRD ministry has urged all schools across India to have at least one period on the Constitution of India and conduct essay and quiz competitions. They are also told to ensure that students read the preamble to the constitution.

Likewise, colleges have been urged to have mock parliament session and debates.

The Central government has also announced that it will be having a year-long celebration of  BR Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary. Ambedkar played a key role in the making of our constitution.

The fundamental rights stated in the constitution in recent times have been violated. Article 21 of Indian constitution gives the right to protection of life and private property to its citizens. 

Country-wide reaction to Aamir Khan’s comments is an example of a threat to the right to freedom of free speech and expression as stated in Article 19 (1)(a).

Every country in its infant stage has tried to make an ideal constitution and follow that but in times of internal unrest, leaders and civilians forget to follow it. Our neighbor Pakistan has faced this situation multiple times when an army general usurped power through a coup and violated constitutional rights. This problem is faced more by the countries who had got their freedom from the imperialists.

India has been very fortunate not to face such circumstances.  India mostly stuck to its constitution and it has been an important factor in building the image of India at the international stage.

British, at the time of leaving the country, said that Indians wouldn’t be able to govern themselves as they lacked the skills to do it. Though we have successfully proved them wrong, a lot of work is still needed to be done.

India is blessed with a great constitution but unfortunately, a large section of the population is not even aware of the rights they possess. And without the practical usefulness, a constitution is nothing more than just a book.

Constitution should give a sense of security and strength to the people. It should help make them believe that they can fight back if wronged. However, without the knowledge, it can’t be expected.

It is a disgrace that mostly people study the Constitution when they have to prepare for civil service entrance examination or any government job. There should be more awareness regarding the Constitution not because of patriotism but to defend the rights of a common man. The Constitution is there to make life easier, it is there to keep a check on those who are in power.

The largest written constitution in the world should not be treated just as a book or a manual. In the short history of free India, our Constitution has played its part and the need will escalate in coming days.

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But the eight-year-old company wants to be recognised not as just another smartphone company and it began working towards this mission in 2014

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Xiaomi wants to change rural retail in India with new business.

Chinese electronics major Xiaomi, which is focusing on amplifying its product portfolio beyond smartphones, is all set to launch on Tuesday a new business which, according to the company, will “change rural retail in India”.

“Excited about a new business that we are launching. We’ll announce it tomorrow,” Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India, revealed in a tweet on Monday.

“This new business will forever change rural retail in India,” he stressed.

Started with the online-only strategy, Xiaomi is fast expanding its presence in offline retail as well.

In September, the company launched its fourth flagship “Mi Home” experience store in the country, in Bengaluru, along with a new office.

“With the launch of a new ‘Mi Home’ experience store, we aim to bring maximum international products to the Indian markets,” Jain said at the time of the launch.

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With the purpose of strengthening its offline network further, Xiaomi said in September it wanted to open 100 “Mi Home” stores in 2018 itself.

Known for its low-cost phones, the company shipped 11.7 million units and became the top brand in the Indian market with 27.3 per cent share in the third quarter this year, with Samsung at second spot, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) report last week.

The company grew to a new high on the back of its successful Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5 Pro series and refreshed Redmi 6/A/Pro portfolio, said the report.

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But the eight-year-old company wants to be recognised not as just another smartphone company and it began working towards this mission in 2014.

Along with its products in the smart home portfolio, its is also venturing into non-technology related segments like luggage, shoes, apparel and more. (IANS)