Some Facts About Indian Constitution

Some Important Facts about Indian Constitution

  • The Indian constitution is unique in its content and spirit.
  • Lengthiest written Constitution
  • Blend of Rigidity and Flexibility
  • Federal system with unitary features
  • Parliamentary form of Government
  • Independent judiciary
  • Single citizenship
  • Emergency provision
  • The father of the Indian Constitution is Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
  • The Constitution Was Originally Written in English and Hindi.
  • Indian Constitution wasn’t typed or printed.
  • It is handwritten by Prem Behari Narain Raizada (English).
  • The Hindi version of the Original Constitution was Written by Vasant Krishan Vaidya.

Prem Behari Narain Raizada, a master of calligraphic art, singlehandedly handwrote the Constitution. Although it took him 6 months to complete the task, yet he charged no money for his work.

  • Each page of the constitution was decorated by artists from Shantiniketan Beohar Rammanohar Sinha and Nandalal Bose.

The original manuscript of the Constitution was written on parchment sheets.

  • Size of the paper 16X22 inches having a lifespan of a thousand years!
  • It took 2 years, 11 months and 18 days to complete the final draft.
  • When it was completed, the manuscript was 251 pages.
  • It weighed 3.75 kgs.
  • The total expenditure incurred on making the Constitution amounted to 64 lakh.
  • The Constitution contained 395 Articles and 8 Schedules and was about 145,000 words long, It Is the Longest Constitution in the World.
  • Currently, the Constitution of India comprises 470 articles in 25 parts, 12 schedules and 5 appendices.
  • There are 104 amendments (25 January 2020) have been made in the Indian constitution till the date.
  • The Constitution and photolithographed was published in Dehradun by the Survey of India on 26 Jan 1950.
  • The original copies of the Indian Constitution, written in Hindi and English, are kept in special helium-filled cases in the Library of the Parliament of India.

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