Not many notice Preamble plaque at Vidhana Soudha

The Preamble plaque at the Vidhana Soudha.  

The latest addition to the Vidhana Soudha, unveiled on Constitution Day on November 26 last year, is a plaque of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution. However, this has not caught the attention of many visiting or working in the State’s seat of power.

The Preamble states the guiding principles and philosophy of the Constitution.

The plaque was unveiled by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to mark the adoption of the Constitution on November 26, 1949 by the Constituent Assembly of India, following which it came into effect on January 26, 1950.

Chances more you will miss it

The Preamble plaque — in both Kannada and English — is now hung on a wall in the third floor, between the Chief Minister’s office and the Cabinet hall, which is popular among visitors for its sandalwood-carved doors. Most visitors and officials tend to miss the plaque, an official working in Vidhana Soudha said.

According to J. Jnana Shekhar, parliamentary guide attached to the Legislative Council chairman’s office, the plaque is the tenth attraction in the Vidhana Soudha that visiting dignitaries are taken to. Till now, he said, they were introduced to the foundation stone, banquet hall, chairman’s office, upper house, Speaker’s office, Assembly chamber, Chief Minister’s office, and Cabinet hall.

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