Friday, 1 December 2017

Preamble of Indian Constitution

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The Preamble of the Indian Constitution is a small introductory statement to the Constitution of India, which highlights the purpose and objectives of the Constitution. The Preamble also describes the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. 


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The original document containing the
Preamble of the Indian constitution


Here's a ready-to-copy text of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution:

“WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a 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 unity and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

Meaning of the Preamble

The Preamble of the Indian Constitution is a small introductory statement to the Constitution of India, which highlights the purpose and objectives of the Constitution. The Preamble also describes the hopes and aspirations of the people of India. Here's the meaning of the preamble:

SOVEREIGN refers to India being a sovereign nation. This means that only the constitution is allowed to govern the nation and nothing else.
SOCIALIST, SECULAR refers to India being a welfare-based economy and that the government will be a secular one.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC means that India shall be a republic and that India shall follow democratic system of governance. India is also the largest democracy in the world. 

The term JUSTICE refers to justice of all kinds, i.e. social, economic and political to all people without discrimination. The preamble also gives LIBERTY in the form of freedom of expression, faith, belief, worship, etc. through the fundamental rights. The preamble also guarantees EQUALITY of all religions and people. 

The preamble also promotes brotherhood among citizens of India, and assures dignity of the individual. On 26th November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India. 
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