In all probability, no. And thus, Gurgaon administration has ordered educational institutions, administrative offices and other places to put up flex boards listing out the 10 fundamental duties as citizens.
Fundamental rights we all know, but what about our fundamental duties? Gurgaon administration is now taking steps to create awareness about the same among citizens, and has thus ordered educational institutions, administrative offices and other offices to put up flex boards listing out the fundamental duties as citizens.
Chief judicial magistrate (CJM) of Gurgaon, Narender Singh, has also written to the deputy commissioner on the same.
“It has been unanimously agreed upon in a meeting with the administration that we are responsible for imbibing a sense of responsibility among citizens. The flex boards, listing out the fundamental duties, should be installed at all government and private institutions, particularly schools,” explained the CJM.
The district administration has been directed to bear the expenses and responsibility of installing the flex boards before December-end.
The CJM also asked the district education officer to plan activities in schools and colleges — parliamentary debates, painting competitions and other events — to foster general legal awareness about our Constitution.
“This is indeed a positive initiative —people must be made aware of their duties as envisaged under the Constitution, especially children. But children must also be made aware of their rights before talking about duties,” said Arijit Adhikary, state coordinator of Bal Bigul, CRY-supported child rights’ networking initiative, in Haryana.
1. To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideal and institutions
2. To cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom
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 the spirit of common brotherhood among all the people of India
6. To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture
7. To protect and improve the natural environment, including forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife
8. To develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform
9. To safeguard public property and to 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. Who is a parent or guardian, to provide opportunities for education to his child or ward between the age of six and 14 years