Chief Justice of India N V Ramana has called on the students and the youth to realise the importance of democracy and that it can be sustained and strengthened through their active participation. Ramana made the observation while visiting the Columbia University in New York , where he paid tributes to one of its distinguished alumni Dr. B R Ambedkar.

“The 75-year-long journey of my country so far is a testimony to the power of democracy. It is essential that people, particularly the students and youth, realise the importance of democracy. It is only through your active participation that democracy can be sustained and strengthened. Only a true democratic order can be the foundation for lasting peace in the world,” the CJI said.

He said when the transformational journey of the young republic of India is recorded in history books, the credit will be given to the Constitution of India and the people’s faith in it. The CJI Justice was received at Columbia Law School by Adam Kolker, Dean and Executive Director of the Office of International and Comparative Law Programs. He also paid floral tributes at B. R. Ambedkar’s bust is situated in the Library Building of the University.

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