Interesting facts about the Constitution of India

Last Modified: Fri Nov 27 2015 22:44:15 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 29-Aug-1947
    Committee for drafting the constitution was established. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was appointed as the Chairman of the committee.
  • 1071
    days taken by the Constituent Assembly to pass the constitution after it was presented to it.
  • 26-Jan-1950
    Constitution came into effect, as many as 284 members of the Constituent Assembly had signed the documents two days earlier.
  • 448
    articles, 12 schedules and 94 amendments, makes it the longest constitution in the world.
  • 6 months
    The constitution was hand-written by Prem Behari Narain Raizada (Saxena) of Delhi in the best calligraphic tradition of our country. 254 pen-holder nibs were used and No. 303 Nib was used for this calligraphy.
  • 5 years
    Over this period, Acharya Nandalal Bose and his student Beohar Rammanohar Sinha embellished each page of the constitution.
  • 22
    artwork and illustrations rendered largely in miniature style take us through a veritable pictorial journey across four thousand years of rich history, tradition and culture.