Today, on the International Day of Democracy, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. Siddharamaiah, the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. DK Shivakumar and the Minister for Social welfare, Dr. H.C Mahadevappa and many Cabinet ministers participated in reading the Preamble of the Constitution of India, from the Grand steps of Vidhana Soudha at 10 am in the morning. The event was organized by the Social Welfare Dept, in association with the Backward Class Welfare Dept and Tribal Welfare Dept.
At the same time, Indians from 20 countries and 507 districts of India, and 31 districts of Karnataka Participated online. The total people who registered to participate this event online, was a massive 2,31,66,401 across the globe, including 84 countries. Thus, it entered the world record and the ‘World Books of records, London’, issued a provisional certificate of World record to this event.
Around 10,000 children from various schools in the city participated in the event in front of Vidhana Soudha. Many associations and NGOS also joined.
The event also saw launching of two more important initiatives of the Govt of Karnataka. One is the launch of a mobile app called as ‘Samanathe’ (EQUALITY) which will help the welfare depts to identify the needs of the poor and marginalized thru the software which then will match the available schemes of the govt, thus helping them to get social and economic justice as envisaged in the Constitution. The second programme is the launch of ‘Children Constitution clubs’, across 500 Residential schools in Karnataka, run by the Social welfare dept.
The Tribal Welfare Minister, Shri Nagendra welcomed the dignitaries and Dr HC Mahadevappa gave the introduction speech where he underlined the need for the students to understand and imbibe the value enshrined in the Preamble. He mentioned that Preamble and the Constitution are the bedrock for any development in the country.
The Chief Minister, Shri. Siddharamaiah, reminded us of India’s profound democratic roots, stemming from historical figures like Basava, and called for a renewed commitment to these values. The Chief Minister urged citizens not merely to recite the preamble but to live its principles daily, pledging to protect democracy and the rights of all citizens. He reaffirmed the government’s unwavering commitment to align its actions with the principles of the constitution.