Constitution Day and Fundamental duties

Aug 15, 2020 - 23:42

Constitution Day and Fundamental duties

Constitution Day, also known as “Samvidhan Divas”, is celebrated every year on 26th November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India and to honour and pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of Babasaheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and other founding fathers of the Constitution

A nationwide campaign is being organized from November 26, 2019, to April 14, 2020, marking 70 years of the Constitution of India and culminating on the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to celebrated as Samrasta Diwas. The campaign is aimed towards dissemination and awareness generation of Citizen’s Fundamental Duties, which are provided under the Constitution of India. Such a campaign shall help attain the objective of instilling the realization in rural citizens on their right to duties. The fundamental duties as specified under Article 51A of the Constitution are provided below

A-51 A. Fundamental duties: it shall be the duty of every citizen of India

1.    to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem;

2.    to cherish and follow the noble ideas which inspired our national struggle for freedom;

3.    to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;

4.    to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;

5.    to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India

transcending religious

6.    to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;

7.    to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;

8.    to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform;

9.    to safeguard public property and to abjure violence;

10.    to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour andachievement.

11.    who is a parent or guardian to provide opportunities for education to his child or, as the case may be, ward between the age of six and fourteen years

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