Congratulating the people of the state on the 71st Constitution Day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced to set up chambers for lawyers in the High Court and in all district courts besides making proper arrangements for the litigants coming to the court.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also came live in the programme organised at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow. A group reading of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution was also carried out at the programme.
In his address, Yogi said that this year was special for all the people because of the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence and centenary celebrations of the Chauri Chaura incident.
"The Constitution has given equal voting rights and rights to all of us. That is why we should keep the text of the Constitution in our homes in the same way as we keep the religious books. This would naturally inculcate respect for the Constitution in the minds of every Indian," he said.
The chief minister said that his government always worked to protect the interests of advocates and increased the Advocate Welfare Fund in the state from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. He said that the UP Vidhan Sabha also organised special sessions on the values of the Constitution.
"Working for the interests of the advocate community, the state government has successfully taken forward its efforts like modernisation of courts, construction of advocate chambers, POCSO court, fast track court, establishment of National Law University at Prayagraj etc," the chief minister said.
"Looking at the original copy of the Constitution of India, it seems that the makers of the Constitution must have been so far-sighted. It will not be wrong if it is called the soul of India. At the time of independence there were some people who did not want to keep India united by becoming the stooges of the British. At such a time, a large section was working to keep India as one," he said.
Constitution Day was celebrated for the first time in India with full honours on November 26, 2015.
"Before 2017, the citizens of Uttar Pradesh were looked upon with suspicion. UP used to be considered a BIMARU state but now the situation has changed. We have implemented the rule of law in the state. Today, the law and order situation in the state has become an example. Uttar Pradesh used to be listless but now it is at number one in implementing 44 Central schemes. Respect for the country and the state has increased among the common people," Yogi said.