Facts you didn't know about the constitution of India!

  • 1. It is the longest constitution in the world.
  • > There are 448 articles, 12 schedules and 115 amendments in the constitution.
  • 2. It was written in English and Hindi versions.
  • 3. There are 1,17,369 words in the English version.
  • 4. The constitution was handwritten and to date is the longest handwritten constitution for any country.
  • > It was handwritten by Prem Behari Narain Raizada in italic style.
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    5. Artists from Shantiniketan including Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose decorated each page.
  • 6. The Constituent Assembly Met for the First Time on 9 December 1946.
  • 7. It took 2 years, 11 months, and 18 days to make the final draft.
  • > There were over 2000 amendments made before it was finalized.
  • 8. The constitution of India is also called a 'bag of borrowings' because it is inspired by the constitution of countries from around the globe.
  • 9. The constitution of the USSR is the idea behind the five-year plans in the Indian constitution.
  • 10. Weimar constitution of Germany is responsible for the concept of suspension of fundamental rights during the Emergency rule.
  • 11. Basic Structure of the Constitution Stands on the Government of India Act, 1935

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