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The Preamble is widely accepted as the epitome or soul and spirit of the Indian constitution. Discuss.

Topic: Evolution & Making of the Constitution

1.  The Preamble is widely accepted as the epitome or soul and spirit of the Indian constitution. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: Indian Polity by Lakshmikant

Why the question:

The question is from the static portions of GS paper I, Indian polity – Evolution & Making of the Constitution.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer must bring out in what way Preamble of the Indian constitution is the epitome/soul and spirit of the constitution.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with the definition of what Preamble is.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

What is Preamble? What is the importance of preamble? – The Preamble is the opening statement to the Constitution.

Mention about the significance of the constitution like how it tells the nature of Indian state, objective of constitution, how it is useful to judiciary.

Explain why and how it represents the soul and spirit of the Indian constitution.

Conclusion:

One can conclude by highlighting the importance of preamble, for example; Pandit Thakur Das Bhargava, a member of constitution assembly, was very right when he summed up the importance of the Preamble in following words – “The preamble is most precious part of the constitution. It is the proper yardstick with which can measure the worth of the constitution.”