The first time we read about our Constitution, about how Dr Ambedkar and his team, took three years to draft this empowering document that made us all equal and free and gave us the right to demand justice ... I was fascinated.
Usha Pisharody shares the fascination. Not for its record breaking volume, but for its Creator and its Content. Of course he did not do it single-handedly, but he did lead the team that did! I truly hate referring to caste, religion and class, but I am darned proud that this document of the highest order, of greatest reverence, worthy of high honour has been written by a man whose caste is that which learned men of yore called Dalit. The Untouchable.'
I have never got over this fascination.
When another blogger said he considers the Constitution his 'Holy Book', I wanted to cheer, 'So do I!'
But Alankrita is right when she says, '.... in a nutshell I think we have an awesome Constitution. But it is not respected as much as the Constitution here (the US) is. It should be paramount but it is not. Our leaders, our people do not respect as they should. My interest in the Indian Constitution revived after seeing the almost reverence they have for it here.'
PhoenixRitu says 'Our Founding Fathers valued Equality, Justice and Liberty and made them the pillars on which our country stands.'
And how thankful I am!
I totally share Indyeah's emotions, when she says (in a comment)
'... the one assuring thing however is ,in fact the silver lining, is that our CONSTITUTION at least has the laws in place.....YES, we do need more laws, more stringent ones and we also need to ensure that laws are applied forcefully...
This is why even a 12 year old in a village in Rajasthan can refuse to get married, can call the police and know what her RIGHTS are....
THis is why young women say to hell with dowry and refuse to get married...
The singular most important point is that when we arm a complete gender with that most powerful weapon of all.... with LEGAL RIGHTS that support her in a DEMOCRATIC country, then 50%of INDIA's population moves forward knowing that she will be supported, that the CONSTITUTION HAS GOT HER BACK!
Wouldn't we then say that thank god for INDIA's founding fathers? THANK GOD!!"
YES THANK GOD FOR OUR FOUNDING FATHERS!!
Never before in History have we been declared EQUAL in the eyes of the law, until this Constitution I am so proud of was drafted.
Our Founding Fathers made sure that For the first time in Indian History we, the aam aadmi, matter.
I wonder how many of us realise how fortunate we are. Would love to know what you think .
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