THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Sports Authority of India- Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (SAI-LNCPE), Kariavattom observed the 'Constitution Day' at its college campus here on Thursday. LNCPE celebrated the day by conducting a mass short run called the 'Run for Justice, Equality and Fraternity' attended by coaches, trainees and students of the institution. Constitution day is observed across the country to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar and the day when the Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution of India in 1949,
The event was followed by a lecture session by Bismi Gopalakrishnan, director of Dr Ambedkar Chair, Faculty of Law at University of Kerala. The lecture intended at increasing the awareness about the Constitution among the students and trainees of LNCPE.
Meanwhile, the mass run was flagged off by Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Mayor V K Prasanth at the main gate of LNCPE at 7.30 am. LNCPE deputy director G Isaac, Academics in-charge K V K Reddy and STC in-charge Arun Kumar Patil were present during the occasion. Mayor Prasanth spoke of the importance of the contributions made by Ambedkar in framing the Constitution of India resulting in the freedom enjoyed by the present citizen of the country. " Indians enjoy privilege of equality, justice and fraternity compared to other nations. Even so, we have to be more careful and vigilant in adopting the principle underlined in the Preamble of the Constitution," the mayor said.
The mass run which began at LNCPE passed through Kurishadi, Greenfield International Stadium, the University of Kerala campus and Kariavattom before making the journey back to LNCPE campus.