The Forgotten Promise

Dear Indian,

68 years ago, all your elders consensually promised each other to abide by a set of rules and regulations. And created me as an embodiment of that promise. After they achieved Independence from British, it was essential to set a few common grounds for better and harmonious society. So, they enacted me, to remind next generations of the grand old promise. To accommodate all the ideologies, religions, races, castes and sex, I was made the largest in the world. I am made up of 448 Articles spread across 25 Parts and 12 Schedules. Of which, only the part III, which consists of Fundamental Rights is mainly reiterated and the rest is almost forgotten. Especially, Part IVA, consisting of Fundamental Duties, is being buried in the ground.

When created, I was considered as a ray of hope for millions of citizens. Celebrations were being conducted all over the country. I was overwhelmed with the respect and love showered upon me. Nevertheless, no one reminds me, except on my Birthday – The so called Republic Day. You cannot walkaway form me, saying and push the responsibility towards you politicians. Every time, when you vote, when you utilize the public resources, when you enjoy the freedom provided by me, do remember that you are obligated to me. The obligation is to abide by the rules written. But, now it’s a latest fad among youth, to Break those Rules. Not to mention the demise of the son of A.P. Educational Minister while he was speeding on a Benz. I feel petty, when you lose your valuable life just for the sake of fun. And pettier when that life is taken away even while clicking selfies.

Unlike your neighbour, who prioritized Islam above everything, you made a right choice by accommodating all the religions. You even made a promise to show compassion for other living creatures (Article 51A(g)). But, some of you shamelessly cut the legs of cattle for easy transportation. And when government tries to mitigate these problems, you again reiterate your Fundamental Rights overlooking all your promises. This is not a matter of religion, just another mistake of humanity. Hope you strive hard to improve your values and thereby the surrounding environment.

I urge you to always remember those words from the most beautifully worded Preamble in the world, “We the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign, Socialistic, Democratic, Republic and to secure among them all Equality, Liberty, Justice and to promote Fraternity.” It’s your responsibility to keep up this promise.

When it comes to myself. I was assured the protection from The President of India. None of them, except Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam could keep upto my expectations. I miss him.

Yours Sincerely,

Indian Constitution

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