Hey readers, you know that rights and duties are two sides of one coin. If you enjoy certain claims you also have some obligations, right? In this post, you will learn about the fundamental duties (FDs) i.e. Part IV-A of the Indian Constitution, you will also learn the trick to remember the fundamental duties. So let us dive in.
Do you know, the original constitution does not contain fundamental duties. The legislature added fundamental duties much later in 1976. Also, in 2002 one more fundamental duty was added.
- Source: erstwhile USSR
- Swaran Singh committee recommended fundamental duties in 1976
- No constitution of the major democratic country has fundamental duties except Japan.
- On the contrary, the socialist countries gave equal importance to the fundamental rights and duties of their citizens.
Fundamental Duties Part VIA and How to Remember them?
Hey, readers. Look at the image shown above. I have assigned each alphabet to fundamental duty. (see image to get a clear picture)
I know some of these tricks may look foolish. But that is the idea, to stay foolish. We absorb foolish thing easily, aren’t we?
Also, remember this trick is not set in stone. Simply, you can create your own trick or tweak the existing abbreviations as you like. Also, you can create a story if you want to. So be creative and comment your fun way to remember this or anything that might help.
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What is the Significance of the Fundamental Duties?
- Constant Reminder: The fundamental duties reminds citizens that they have duties in nation building like creating a free, egalitarian, healthy and responsible society.
- Integrity- Article 51A (c) India is a diverse country. Such a vast democratic country like India can prosper only when the citizens of this country respect its integrity and promotes cultural harmony.
- Protecting Brotherhood and Womanhood– Article 51A (e): It is important to respect womanhood. Also, citizens of India should refrain from practices that are derogatory towards women.
- Environment– Article 51A (g): It is our duty to keep our surroundings clean, isn’t it?Because environmental pollution has become a great cause of concern, not only for Indian but for the entire humanity. Unless we all come together and take the pledge to keep our environment free from pollutants, there remains the threat of undesirable consequences.
- Education- Article 51A (k): The inclusion of providing an opportunity for education for children as a Fundamental duty is a big step forward towards safeguard of human rights and the abolition of social injustice.
Non-enforceable and Non-justiciable
Finally, the very fact that these duties figure in the constitution, keeps the door open for the duties to be given higher constitutional status in near future through constitutional amendments.