Preamble to the Constitution of India
The words begin the preamble to the constitution of india are as follows:
” 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 OUT CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-six day of November 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION”.
The preamble to the Constitution of India
What is Preamble?
The Preamble is the introduction to the constitution of India, which is an expression statement in a document that explains the purpose of the constitution and its philosophy. It represents the history behind its creation and values and principles of the nation.
Can Preamble be Amended?
Preamble can be Amended under Article 368 of the constitution but its basic structure cannot be amended. Till now, Preamble was Amended only one time through 42nd Amendment Act, 1976.
By this Amendment, three new words were added to the Preamble they are “Socialist, Secular, and Integrity.
Which part of the preamble is the most important?
“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:“. This part is the most important because it points out the Indian government gets its powers from the people and also says that the Indian government is Secular, which means the government treats all the people from different religions equally.
Also the Preamble mentions five different types of Liberty, they are:
- Liberty of though
- Liberty of expression
- Liberty of belief
- Liberty of faith
- Liberty of Worship