Acknowledge importance of Law Day
by Harpreet Sandhu, Practicing Lawyer & Author Punjab & Haryana High Court
Law Day is usually celebrated in a mundane manner. As the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on “November 26”, 1949, with Dr. L. M. Singhvi, declaring November 26th as the Law Day. Judges and lawyers owe their allegiance to the pursuit of justice. Rather conferences and seminars involving the common man should be held on this day to re impose the trust of mankind in the legal procedures. The independence and impartiality of the judiciary is the anchor of social order, individual freedom and equality of justice in our society. Lawyers also need to acknowledge their social responsibility and obligation in public interest such as spreading legal literacy by conducting, legal aid meetings, social audits and rational reforms. Hence 26th November being Constitutional Law Day each year relevant authorities all over the country should emphasize in particular the need to ensure equal and universal access of commons to the system of justice, especially to the poor, the weak, the downtrodden and the deprived. It is a special day we all should celebrate and recognize those who have played active role in upholding the rule of law and protected our rights and liberties.