Karnataka mandates the reading of the Constitution’s Preamble in schools and colleges
15 September, 2023 | Akshara Tyagi
The Karnataka Congress administration made the Preamble to the Constitution a daily requirement for all public and private schools and institutions.
On Thursday, the Karnataka Congress administration made the Preamble to the Constitution a daily requirement for all public and private schools and institutions.
On Friday, Vidhana Soudha, the state Assembly, hosted a reading of the Preamble in honor of International Democracy Day.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was there. The Preamble reading event was also attended by Congress MLA Rizwan Arshad, Dr. G. Parameshwara, Ramalinga Reddy, Eshwar Khandre, and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar.
State minister for Social Welfare, HC Mahadevappa, said, “The citizens need to discharge their basic duties as are enshrined in our Constitution. Hence, across schools and colleges, the reading of the Preamble to the Constitution is being arranged to make children aware of the ideals and principles that went into making it while also informing them of the constitutional responsibilities.”
The Preamble must be recited during the morning prayers at all state-run educational institutions, according to sources, and professors and students must swear to uphold and apply the fundamental ideals to their daily lives.
“The Constitution was a gift to all the citizens from BR Ambedkar. It is a sacrosanct statute book stressing fairness and equality. Hence, there is an important purpose behind reading the Preamble. It will help our children understand the basic principles and ideas on which our country was founded,” Mahadevappa said.
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