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Coffee Trends: Fundamental Rights and Duties

31 March 2008 4 Comments

Hi All,

Its time for another episode on Coffee Trends. Last time, we discussed railway budget. Today, we will discuss about Fundamental Rights and Duties of Indian citizen.

I fully understand that there is no “trend” in knowing our rights and duties. But I think, if I take a poll today, greater than 90% of the people wont even know their rights. Duties come much much later.. πŸ˜€ Lets take a quick glance at our rights and duties. I am sure this is very simple to remember now.. Unlike the first time when we were forced to mug up these things in high school social studies class.

Fundamental Rights:

  1. Right to equality
  2. Right to freedom
  3. Right against exploitation
  4. Right to freedom of religion
  5. Cultural and educational rights
  6. Right to constitutional remedies (This enables the citizens to remove a law in case there is any denial of rights)

Isnt it so simple.. I remember, how I used to hate mugging up these things.

Fundamental Duties:

We the responsible citizens of India (Are we :-D??), have more responsibilities than rights. πŸ™ How sad!! Well, its not that bad.. Its again quite simple to remember.. Check out these..

  1. To abide by the constitution and respect the National Flag and National Anthem.
  2. To follow the ideals which inspired our freedom struggle
  3. To protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity
  4. To defend the country and render national service if required
  5. To promote harmony among the people.
  6. To value and preserve our rich culture.
  7. To protect and improve the natural environment
  8. To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
  9. To safegaurd the public property and renounce violence
  10. To strive towards excellence in all spheres of activities so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels.

If 10 points are too much for you to remember, just think about it this way.

  • Educate youself and others (8)
  • Respect, follow and protect (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Live and let others live πŸ™‚ (5)
  • Give your best in whatever you do. (10)

Well thats it! πŸ™‚

I am sure your civics teacher would be proud today! πŸ™‚

At Coffee Trends, I intend to pick up a topic and give a conceptual/high level summary of the topic.
If you want a particular topic to be discussed, please drop a comment! I want to make one thing clear, I dont present my views here. All I do is that, I read up the topic and present the story as it is. So, suggest topics which you want to knw. Hope you enjoyed this edition of coffee trends. For the previous episodes of coffee trends, check out here.

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  • Prabhu said:

    Good one sundar..are you trying to teach civics..good attempt:)

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    Ha Ha prabhu.. πŸ˜€

    We should knw our rights and duties.. πŸ˜€

  • LS said:

    Good interpretation of Fundamental Duties. Why dont you try something similar about inflation ( the current hot topic).

  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    Sure Lewin..

    I will do that! πŸ˜‰