Multi-Media Exhibition on Constitution Day at Kevadia draws appreciation

The exhibition traced the journey of democratic tradition in the country, right from Vedic Times, through the Lichchavi Republic to the making of modern India.

New Delhi : Even as India celebrated the 71st Constitution Day, a special exhibition on the Constitution Day at Kevadia in Gujarat, drew appreciation of Parliamentarians and Legislators.

This exhibition, organized by the Bureau of Outreach Communication of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with the Parliamentary Museum and Archives, as part of the 80th All India Conference of Presiding Officers at the Statue of Unity site in Gujarat, was inaugurated by the speaker of the Lok Sabha,  Om Birla on Wednesday.

The exhibition traced the journey of democratic tradition in the country, right from Vedic Times, through the Lichchavi Republic to the making of modern India. The 1,600 sqft multi media exhibition had 50 panels of  still exhibits besides Plasma display, interactive Digital Flip Book, RFID Card Reader, Interactive screen, Digital Touch Wall etc.

The speaker appreciated the use of multi-media and said interactive exhibitions make information dissemination interesting. He said, the exhibition effectively captures the chronology of the framing of the Constitution and such exhibition should be taken to different parts of the country to create awareness about our democratic tradition.

The framing of the Constitution of India has been dealt in detail making use of archival material. Rare film footage showing events associated with the framing of the Constitution, speeches made by important members of the Constituent Assembly like Dr. B R Ambedkar,  Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,  Shyamaprasad Mukherjee among others, were sourced from the archives of Films Division of India, Mumbai.

On one of the Plasma Displays, a visitor could choose to read the Preamble of the Constitution in different Indian languages.  A Digital Flip Book gave glimpses of illustrations from the Constitution.  A Digital Touch Wall gave information about our various national symbols, while another digital screen displayed the chronology of framing of the Constitution.  Another display wall described the influence of other Constitutions of the world in drafting the Constitution of India.

RFID Card Reader – an interactive display, where  by placing the card bearing the name of the Member of the Constituent Assembly, his/her profile and  contribution  could be read on the screen was a special attraction. Three category of cards were on display – Members of the Drafting Committee,  Women Members of the Constituent Assembly and the Members of the Constituent Assembly from Gujarat with Hansa Mehta and Kanhaiyalal Munshi being the prominent figures.

 

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