(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has called on the students and
youth to realise the importance of democracy and that it can be
sustained and strengthened through their active participation. CJI
Ramana made the observation while visiting the Columbia University
in New York on Thursday where he paid tributes to one of its
distinguished alumni Dr BR Ambedkar.“The 75-year-long journey of
my country so far is a testimony to the power of democracy. It is
essential that people, particularly the students and youth, realise
the importance of democracy. It is only through your active
participation that democracy can be sustained and strengthened.
Only a true democratic order can be the foundation for lasting
peace in the world,” the CJI said.
He said when the transformational journey of the young republic
of India is recorded in history books, the credit will be given to
the Constitution of India and the people's faith in it.
“Long years ago, Dr BR Ambedkar walked through the corridors of
this great seat of learning. Today, I had the honour of walking in
his footsteps. It is an emotional moment for me. I do not have a
privileged background. I am the son of an ordinary farmer. I am the
first in the family to get a university education. Today, I am
standing here as the Chief Justice of India.
“Such a possibility arose because of the most progressive and
futuristic Constitution of India that was drafted under the
leadership of Dr. B R Ambedkar. I, and millions more like me, will
forever remain indebted to the visionary,” he said.
Ramana said it was his honour to be standing in the university
which has produced many world leaders, including Dr Ambedkar.
“He was one of the founders of modern India. His life has
inspired generations of Indians to believe in their own worth and
identity,” he said.
Legal Disclaimer: MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.