Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens

Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens are listed in the Constitution of India. The Constitution was formed on the 26th of November in 1949 by the Constituent Assembly and came into force on the 26th of January 1950. Each and every citizen of India has to follow and practice these Fundamental Duties. The Fundamental Duties of Indian Nationals are mandatory for all the inhabitants of the country.

The Fundamental Duties of the citizens of India mentioned in Article 51A of the Indian Constitution. The various Fundamental Duties of Indian Citizens mentioned in the Indian Constitution include the following points:
  • To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem
  • To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so
  • To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India
  • To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform
  • To cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom
  • To promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women
  • To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavor and achievement
  • To safeguard public property and to abjure violence
  • To protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures


Last Updated on 28 September 2012