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New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Congress to skip the Constitution Day celebrations at Parliament's Central Hall on Friday, said sources.

"Congress MPs won't participate in the Central Hall event at Parliament (being held on the occasion of Constitution Day) tomorrow," sources told ANI.

According to sources, Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh are speaking to other Opposition leaders to boycott tomorrow's event.

Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Prasanna Acharya told ANI that the party has not taken any decision to boycott the Constitution Day programme in the Central Hall of Parliament.

President Ram Nath Kovind will lead the celebrations of Constitution Day live from the Central Hall of Parliament House from 11 am onwards on Friday.

As per a release issued by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Centre will celebrate Constitution Day as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

As a part of the celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the programmes that will be organised in Parliament and Vigyan Bhawan.

The programme organized in Parliament will be addressed by the President, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

After the speech of the President, the nation will join him live, in reading the Preamble of the Constitution.

The President will also release the digital version of Constituent Assembly Debates, a digital version of a calligraphed copy of the Constitution of India and an updated version of the Constitution of India that will include all amendments to date. He will also inaugurate 'Online Quiz on Constitutional Democracy', as per an official statement from Prime Minister's Office.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the two day Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court, at 5:30 pm in Plenary Hall, Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, according to the statement.

The Prime Minister will also address the distinguished gathering at the Central Hall of the Parliament.

All Judges of the Supreme Court, Chief Justices of all High Courts and senior-most puisne Judges, Solicitor General of India, and other members of the legal fraternity will be present on the occasion.

The nation will celebrate Constitution Day on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

The observation of Constitution Day started in 2015, based on the vision of the Prime Minister to give due recognition to the significance of this historic date.

The roots of this vision can also be traced back to the "Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra" organised by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2010. (ANI)

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