THE IDEA OF INDIAN CONSTITUTION
“Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.”
― Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th Nov 1949, but it came in effect on 26th January 1950. The Constitution declares India as a Sovereign (self governed), Socialist (following uniform rules), Secular (rejecting religious considerations), Democratic (People have the Supreme Power) and Republic (A country with an elected Head of State) ensuring all its citizens equality of opportunity, justice and endeavour to promote fraternity among them all.
On 21st December, 2019 Social Science Department held a Seminar in the premises of Delhi Public School, Pune where the Social Science Department presented a commentary on the different facets of our Constitution, titled, “The Idea Of Indian Constitution”.
The speakers made an effort to discuss certain principle ideologies and premises upon which the Indian Constitution is based.
The Topics discussed were, Recent Amendments Equality and Reservations, Freedom of Speech and Religion, Fundamental Duties, Functions and Powers of Parliament, Directive Principles, Emergency Provision, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 and The Impact of CAA on Indian Economy.
The Constitution serves as a set of rules according to which a group of people or country is governed. It provides the rules acceptable to all the citizens of the Country irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. Constitution is very important for a civilized society to function and to ensure its citizens- equality of opportunity, justice and fraternity.
This Seminar gave an opportunity to all the Social Science Facilitators to work independently and to present the various aspects of the Indian Constitution. It was a humble attempt on the part of the SST Department to analyse and synthesize information and ideas on the Indian Constitution from multiple sources to generate new insight.