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The first constitution to begin with a preamble

American Constitution

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The Preamble of Indian Constitution is based on

'Objective Resolution' moved by Jawaharlal Nehru

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Fill in the gaps:
We,_________________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 integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

THE PEOPLE OF INDIA

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We, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a__________________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 integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

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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______________________
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 integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

Social, Economic and Political;

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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_______________________
EQUALITY of status and of opportunity
and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;

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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 _____________________
and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

of status and of opportunity

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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 ______________________
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty sixth day of November, 1949 do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

dignity of the individual and integrity of the Nation;

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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 integrity of the Nation;
IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this _________________ do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION.

twenty sixth day of November, 1949

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Define four components of the Preamble

1. Source of authority of Constitution
2. Nature of Indian Polity
3. Objectives of the Constitution
4. Date of Adoption of the Constitution

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Constitution derives authority from

the people of India

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Nature of Indian Polity

Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic, Republic

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Objectives of the Constitution

Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity

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Date of adoption of the Constitution

26th November, 1949

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Amendment relating to the Preamble

42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, 1976

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42nd CAA added the words

Socialist , Secular and integrity to the Preamble

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Devices of direct democracy

Referendum, Initiative, Recall and Plebiscite

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The term republic implies

1. Political sovereignty with the people
2. Absence of any privileged class

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define distributive justice

Combination of social and economic justice

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Observation of Berubari Union Case of 1960

Preamble is not part of the constitution

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Observation of Kesavananda Bharti Case of 1973

Preamble is a part of the Constitution and preamble can be amended without altering the basic features of the Constitution.