Modi shares throwback pics to mark 75 yrs of Constituent Assembly’s 1st sitting

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Tributes to these greats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he ended his first of three tweet to commemorate the first sitting of the Constituent Assembly on December 9, 1946.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid glowing tributes to members of the first Constituent Assembly who held their first meeting 75 years ago on December 9, 1946, underlining how distinguished people from different backgrounds and ideologies sat together to give the country a “worthy Constitution”.

PM Modi also shared photographs from the historic event 75 years ago.

“Today, 75 years ago our Constituent Assembly met for the first time. Distinguished people from different parts of India, different backgrounds and even differing ideologies came together with one aim- to give the people of India a worthy Constitution. Tributes to these greats,” PM Modi said on Twitter. In one of the photographs, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is seen on the front row amongst other leaders. In another, Jawaharlal Nehru is seen addressing the House.

He added, “I would urge my young friends to know more about this august gathering’s proceedings and about the eminent stalwarts who were a part of it. Doing so would be an intellectually enriching experience.”

The first constituent assembly sitting was presided by Sachchidananda Sinha, the “temporary chairman” of the assembly. Sinha was then the oldest parliamentarian in India and had even served as a member of the Imperial Legislative Council from 1910 to 1920. PM Modi also shared an image of the original record of the proceedings.

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