As he emphasized that this is a time for duty towards the country and our first priority is to take care of our responsibilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that based on the growing economy and international image of India, the world is looking at it with hope in the current global scenario.
Speaking at the Supreme Court to mark Constitution Day, the Prime Minister emphasized that India has defied initial concerns about its stability and is moving forward with full force, taking pride in its diversity. This success can be attributed to the Constitution.
In regard to the first three words of the Preamble, ‘We, The People’, Modi stated, “We, The People, is a call, a trust, and an oath. The spirit of the Constitution is the spirit of India, which has been the mother of democracy throughout the world.”
There is no doubt that the Constitution has embraced all the cultural and moral emotions of the nation in modern times.
As a result of pro-people policies, the poor and women in the country are being empowered and the ideals of the Constitution are being strengthened. According to him, laws are being simplified to make them more accessible to citizens, and the judiciary is taking steps to ensure that justice is delivered on time.
According to the Prime Minister, his emphasis on duties in his Independence Day speech embodies the spirit of the Constitution.
In the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, he referred to the Amrit Kaal as the Kartavya Kaal, saying that at a time when the country is celebrating 75 years of independence, and preparing for the forthcoming 25 years of development, the mantra of duty towards the nation is paramount.
As a nation, we have a duty to fulfill during Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal. We must prioritize our responsibilities above all else, whether they relate to individuals or institutions,” he said. In order to achieve new heights of development, he stated, one must follow one’s “kartavya path.”.
Since India is to assume the presidency of the G20 in a week’s time, he stressed the importance of enhancing the country’s reputation and prestige.
He stated that it is our collective responsibility to address this issue. In order to strengthen India’s reputation as a mother of democracy, it must be further developed.”
In a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks on November 26, the prime minister reminded the audience that India was subjected to the biggest terrorist attack in its history by “the enemies of humanity”.
The young people should be made aware of the Constitution in order to understand issues such as equality and empowerment better.
According to him, “the youth should be aware of all the topics discussed during the debates of the Constituent Assembly” at that time.
A woman member of the Constituent Assembly, Dakshayani Velayudhan, was from an underprivileged background who had been able to reach the Assembly. In his opinion, the contributions of women such as Dakshaini Velayudhan are rarely discussed, and she was an important advocate for Dalits and the working class on a number of issues.
Among the other women members who contributed significantly to women’s issues, the Prime Minister mentioned Durgabai Deshmukh, Hansa Mehta and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur.
He stated that as our youth become familiar with these facts, they will be able to find the answers to their questions. According to him, this will strengthen our democracy, our Constitution, and the future of the country through loyalty to the Constitution.
Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated that “we are doing everything possible to strengthen the Indian judiciary”.
According to him, he is fortunate to have a very close and cordial relationship with the Indian judiciary, which allows them to identify issues that need to be addressed together and to address them in a timely manner.
From the district courts to the Supreme Court, judges across India’s courts must reflect upon the constitutional vision of securing justice, equality, and liberty, according to Chief Justice DY Chandrachud.
As individuals, we need to reflect upon our actions and decisions and question our prejudices and preconceived notions. Until we open our minds to multiple perspectives of individuals with varied lived experiences, we would not be able to fulfil our role as judges,” he explained, adding a democratic institution flourishes over time.
According to the Chief Justice of India, colonial and pre-colonial courts followed a reluctance, disinclination and inaction approach to ensuring citizens’ rights were protected, however, as constitutional democracy emerged, the culture of reluctance was replaced by a desire for a dedicated judiciary to protect citizens’ rights.
It is not only about the legal text and its interpretation that tells the story of the Indian Constitution. Human struggles and sacrifices are at the core of this story. Throughout the story, injustices against marginalised sections of society are undone. Historically, marginalized communities have been the first to plant the seeds of liberty, equality, and fraternity on Indian soil. According to him, the indigenous communities of India were the first to resist the colonial power.
According to him, the Constitution is an agreement between those who historically hold power and those who seek to change the hegemony of power.
R Venkataramani, the Attorney General, stated, “It is imperative that the government ceases to overload the courts with endless statutory appeals combined with an endless stream of cases from high courts. In spite of the fact that for one in trouble any court is adequate, the Supreme Court must cease its conversion into a small-cause court.