Yeh Hai Life!

We, The People Of India,

In India on January 26, 2010 at 5:53 am

Jan 26, 2010, the 60th Republic day and a good time to read the constitution of India. To know and understand what it offers, and fight for what it stands for.

WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly
resolved to constitute India into a 1[SOVEREIGN
SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC] and
to secure to all its citizens:
JUSTICE, social, economic and political;
LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and
worship;
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity;
and to promote among them all
FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual
and the 2[unity and integrity of the Nation];
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twentysixth
day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT,
ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS
CONSTITUTION.


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  1. The Indian constitution is one of the best documents written in the history of time. What sets it different is the people who wrote it, and the motive behind it. While American Constitution was written by white anglo-saxon farmers, French Constitution was given to it by an oppressed proletariat after a bloody revolution, and the judges of Britain are still figuring out how exactly to make a Constitution, India has a detailed and the finest constitution in place!

    Our constitution was crafted by the most emancipated minds of the time, and thankfully, not directed by the confused Nehruvian social policy that guided successive governments. Men like Ambedkar, B. N. Rau, Sardar Patel, K. M. Munshi and Alladi debated over to protect the basic freedoms of the new nation, with particular care being taken of the historically underprivileged. Apart from freedoms and rights and values, our constitution is also very detailed, like the sacred Muslim texts.

    To me, it is a code of powerful ethical values. It guarantees rights, reminds of the country’s goals, enshrines the fundamental duties, and defines the role of the three organs of state , but all these would be meaningless if the stakeholders do not rise to the occasion. Who are these men and women? In a broad sense, it is ‘WE, THE PEOPLE’- each one of us, and not merely those holding elective and nominated offices. Let us not forget that every right has a corresponding duty and WE are liable to it!

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