Preamble of Indian Constitution


Preamble of Indian Constitution was basically constructed in order to fulfill the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, that is, to create the India of his dreams. The Indian Constitution Preamble is used for interpreting some of the ambiguous portions of the Indian Constitution. The Preamble of Indian Constitution is considered to be a part of the Constitution of India after the orders of the Supreme Court.

The main purposes of having a Preamble of Indian Constitution are:
  • The Preamble of Indian Constitution refers to the source that is responsible for the authority of the Constitution
  • The Preambles of Indian Constitution also state the objectives of the Indian Constitution.
The Preamble is considered to be one of the most significant parts of the Constitution of India. Focusing on the main objective of the Indian Constitution, the Preamble includes the four objectivesEquality, Justice, Fraternity and Liberty. Significance of these four objectives is discussed below:
  • Equality this implies to equal opportunity for one and all
  • Justice this ensures fair judgment in the fields of politics, society and economy
  • Fraternity this aims in maintaining the integrity and strength of the country along with special stress on individual dignity
  • Liberty this assures every citizen of India the freedom of speech and expression and religious independence

The Preamble, as it is presented in the Constitution of India, is quoted below:

"WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation; Detailed information on various aspects of the Constitution of India can be availed from the following links:

IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this twenty-sixth day of November, 1949, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION."

Last Updated on 1st Oct 2012