World's oldest and most illustrious founding documents
The original Constitution book was handcrafted by artists of Santiniketan under the guidance of Nandalal Bose. Each page had some artwork and the calligraphy in Hindi and English were done by PremBehariNarainRaizada. The Constitution was published in Dehradun and photolithographed by Survey of India. It is preserved in a helium-filled case in Parliament.
Artist Nandlal Bose led the initiative to add art on the pages of India's Constitution.
The Riksdag in Stockholm
Handwritten records of the Riksdag of the Estates
The National Archives Museum in Washington DC is the home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the US and Bill of Rights.
Preamble to the US Constitution was written on parchment paper that has now faded.
The Eidsvoll manor house where the Norwegian Constitution was signed.
Painting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen by Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier.
The container with the original Basic Law for Federal Republic of Germany in Barbarastollen underground archive.
In pic: The container with the original Basic Law for Federal Republic of Germany in Barbarastollen underground archive.
Though Queen Victoria's signature on this document enacted the Australian Constitution, the federation of the colonies did not become an reality until January 1, 1901, at a ceremony in Centennial Park, Sydney. At this ceremony, when six independent colonies were united as the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Constitution and Royal Commission of Assent are currently in storage but will go on display in late March 2020.
(Source: Parliament, archival and government sources of different countries)