Duties of a Citizen of India

Duties of a Citizen of India
The 42nd Amendment Bill, 1976 had added ten fundamental duties, viz.,
1.     To abide by the Constitution and to respect its ideals and institutions, the national flag and the national anthem.
2.     To cherish and follow the noble ideas which inspired our national freedom struggle.
3.     To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.
4.     To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so.
5.     To promote harmony and spirit of common brotherhood among all the people of India, transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women.
6.     To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture.
7.     To protect and improve the natural environment.
8.     To develop a scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform.
9.     To safeguard public property and abjure violence.
10.           To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement.
11.           To provide opportunities for free and compulsory education to his child or ward between the age of six and fourteen years. (Added by 86th Amendment Act, 2002)

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Posted on April 27, 2011, in Duties, Duties of a Citizen of India, OUR CONSTITUTION. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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