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Students, youth must realise importance of democracy: CJI NV Ramana

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On Friday, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana remarked that it is important for people, especially students and youth to realise the importance of democracy. The CJI’s comments came as he was speaking at the Columbia University in New York.

Speaking at Columbia University, the CJI remarked, “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.”

DEMOCRACY CAN BE SUSTAINED ONLY BY YOUTH’S PARTICIPATION

CJI NV Ramana went on to remark, “It is only through your active participation that democracy can be sustained and strengthened.”

“Only a truly democratic order can be the foundation for lasting peace in the world,” he added.

CJI PAYS TRIBUTE TO BR AMBEDKAR

While visiting Columbia University in New York, the CJI also paid rich tributes to BR Ambedkar, who is also an alumnus of the varsity.

He paid floral tributes at BR Ambedkar’s bust, which is situated in the Library Building of the University.

He had also remarked, “Long years ago, B. R. 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,” he added.

FIRST IN THE FAMILY TO GET UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

CJI NV Ramana went on to add, “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 B R Ambedkar. I, and millions more like me, will forever remain indebted to the visionary,” he added.

HISTORY BOOKS WILL GIVE CREDIT TO INDIA’S CONSTITUTIONS

“When the transformational journey of the young republic of India is recorded in history books, a credit will be given to the Constitution of India and the people’s faith in it,” CJI Ramana added.

The CJI further said, “It is my honour to be standing here today, in this institution, which has produced many world leaders, including 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 added.

(Source: India Today)

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