Topic : Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.
6. India’s democracy, as envisaged by the makers of the constitution, thrived essentially because of the respect of the leaders for the ethical constitutionalism and moral activism of the grassroots activists. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words)
Reference: Indian Express
Why the question:
The article explains the fact that the elected must protect all the unelected instruments of democracy- – judiciary, media and civic organizations.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain the significance of ethical constitutionalism and moral activism of the grassroots activists in carving out the Indian Democracy envisages through the constitution.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Present the background of the question.
Start by defining what you understand by ethical constitutionalism and moral activism and discuss their importance.
Explain how having faith in the above principles have led us to the idea of ethical democracy.
Take cues from the article and explain the views of great leaders and thinkers such as – Mahatma Gandhi, Aristotle, Ambedkar etc.
Elaborate on the concept of ethical democracy and suggest upon its advantages.
Conclude that Indian democracy has been immensely benefitted from such diverging viewpoints. The core values which our freedom fighters stood for are still the basic structure on which our constitution proudly stands.