January 25, 2024

IDR Explains | The Constitution of India

In just seven minutes, gain an introduction to the Indian Constitution—understand what it is, the values and rights it encompasses, and its significance in our lives today.

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The Constitution of India, adopted on January 26, 1950, serves as the supreme legal document governing the world’s largest democracy. Framed by a constituent assembly, and drafted by Dr B R Ambedkar, the Constitution embodies the principles of justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. It provides a comprehensive framework for the functioning of the government, delineates the powers and responsibilities of various institutions, and guarantees fundamental rights to its citizens. Its relevance today is undeniable, as it continues to guide the nation’s governance, ensuring a balance between individual rights and collective interests.

The Constitution acts as a dynamic blueprint that upholds democratic principles, safeguards human rights, and fosters a pluralistic and inclusive society. Find out more about the Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, and Fundamental Duties, and learn how we can include these in our work and daily lives.

Know more

  • Read this article to find out more about how nonprofits can use constitutional values to promote active citizenship.
  • Watch this television series about the history of how the Constitution was made.
  • Learn about the Har Dil Mein Samvidhan campaign, which helps create awareness about the Constitution of India.
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