President Md. Sahabuddin said that the constitution of Bangladesh is one of the well-written constitutions in the world. It is the duty of all of us to uphold the primacy of this Constitution as an expression of the will of the people of Bangladesh and to protect, support and secure it.
The President said these things in a message on Friday on the occasion of the National Constitution Day tomorrow, Saturday (November 4). Said, ‘Tomorrow November 4, National Constitution Day. A significant and memorable day in the history of the Bengali nation.’
Emphasizing the importance of the members of the executive, legislative and judicial departments of the state to properly follow the provisions of the constitution in every aspect of their duties, the President said, ‘I hope that by celebrating the National Constitution Day, the people of this country will be aware of their rights and duties enshrined in the constitution and the executive of the state. Members of the Department, Legislature and Judiciary shall strictly follow the provisions of the Constitution in every respect of the performance of their duties.’
National Constitution Day. Sahabuddin remembered the undisputed leader of Bengalis, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with utmost respect. He said, ‘Bangabandhu fought for the liberation of the exploited, deprived and oppressed people throughout his life. He declared independence in the early hours of March 26, 1971 and the final victory was achieved on December 16, 1971 through a nine-month long armed liberation war under his leadership and direction. Under his leadership and single-minded efforts, a draft constitution drafting committee comprising 34 members was formed in the first session of the Constituent Assembly on 10 April 1972 after independence. In the second session of the Constituent Assembly on 12 October 1972, the draft constitution was presented in the form of a bill. After the discussion on the bill, the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was adopted in the Constituent Assembly on November 4, 1972. Following this, the Constituent Assembly members signed the handwritten original copy of the constitution on December 14 and 15 and it came into effect on December 16. Within a year of independence, Bangabandhu gave the country the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, which is rare in the history of the world.
“The establishment of a socialist society free from exploitation, the rule of law for all citizens, fundamental rights, political, economic and social equality, freedom and justice are promised in the constitution,” the president said, adding that “the constitution is a principle of state management and the fundamental rights of the people, as well as the executive of the state.” Governing documents of constitutional institutions including departments, legislatures and judiciary. Article 7 of the Constitution of Bangladesh states that all powers of the Republic belong to the people and the exercise of those powers on behalf of the people shall be effective only under and under the authority of this Constitution. This Constitution as the absolute expression of the will of the people is the supreme law of the Republic and if any other law is inconsistent with this Constitution, the said law to the extent inconsistent shall be null and void.’
Wishing the success of the National Constitution Day programme, the President said, ‘I call upon everyone to come forward to realize the dream of the father of the nation to build a happy and prosperous Sonar Bangla free from hunger and poverty.’
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