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Belgium’s Oldest University KU Leuven Honours BR Ambedkar


BRUSSELS: Belgium’s most prestigious and oldest university, KU Leuven (KUL) marked India’s Constitution Day as an honour to BR Ambedkar with a big audience of international relations and law students on federalism in India.

The event took place on Friday in Aula Pieter de Somer, the largest lecture hall of the university and was attended by more than 300 students and faculty of KUL.

Professor Idesbald Goddeeris, who runs the India programme at KU Leuven, organised the event.

A panel discussion compared the Indian Constitution with the Belgian Constitution.

MS Vishnu Sankar, lawyer in the Supreme Court of India, spoke on the concept of federalism as enshrined in the Constitution of India.

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri delivered the opening address while a visiting Indian professor, Rajendra Jain, provided an European Union (EU) perspective.

The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949, before it came into force on January 26, 1950.


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