Topic-Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.
1) Saving the Constitution is not about saving a text, it is about renewing a commitment to each other. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question
This republic day we need to introspect our relationship with the constitution and with the fellow citizens which ascribe to that constitution. In this context it is important to discuss about the need for renewing our commitment to each other in order to preserve and uphold the constitution in its true spirits.
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding about the constitution and express our opinion as to how underlining the importance of fraternity and commitment to each other can help upholding the constitution.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– Write a few introductory lines about the constitution. E.g mention the process of framing of constitution and the source from which it derives its authority.
Discuss the importance of fraternity in upholding the constitution. E.g
- We speak of the Constitution as if it were a thing: A self-evident truth, recourse to which can resolve all our disputes.
- We ask: What does the Constitution “say”? If we just discovered what it says, it would bind us.
- The question is not what the Constitution says. But what we can get the Constitution to say. It does not make us, as much as we make it.
- The Constitution is a slow but steady expansion of liberty and equality, institutionalisation of an accountable state, and the creation of a new collective power that is capable of acting in concert to chart its own destiny.
- Its success is that it has endured, different parties repose their faith in it.
- The constitutional project is not a leap of faith in a thing called the Constitution, it is a leap of faith in each other.
- Its controversies cannot be settled by something called “the constitutional text”; it can be settled only by a mutual consensus etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.