Polity Study Material: Preamble

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Preamble to Indian Constitution

The Preamble to the Indian Constitution reads thus; “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” The Preamble seeks to establish what Mahatma Gandhi described as The India of my Dreams, “… An India in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country in whose making they have an effective voice; … An India ~n which all communities shall leave with perfect harmony. There can be no room in such an India for the curse of untouchability or the curse of Intoxicating drinks and drugs. Woman will enjoy as the same rights as man.”

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