India: Government begins to teach people basic duties | India News

TNN | Updated: 3 Dec. 2019, 16 h 45 IST

Prime Minister Modi addresses Parliament on Constitution Day (file photo)

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Justice has launched an extensive awareness program aimed at "educating" citizens about their basic duties. part of the celebration of the 70th year of the adoption of the Constitution.
As part of its wider outreach program, the Center has approached the Law Society of India to engage law school students who will be asked to make PowerPoint presentations in their local schools to "educate" students in their schools. students on their basic duties.
At least 70 eminent personalities will be identified in each state and their comments will be recorded and broadcast on social networks, said Monday the Secretary of Justice, Alok Srivastava, in New Delhi.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make similar efforts in which prominent international figures will be heard on the Indian Constitution and broadcast on social media. All other central departments were invited to implement the awareness plan in the coming year.
"It is essential that all are informed of the values ​​and principles enshrined in our Constitution and that citizens are informed of the duties of citizens, including the basic duties, which are: dynamic democracy, organized politics and responsible citizenship", said Srivastava. said.
The campaign will focus on the duties of citizens and their motivation vis-à-vis the nation, said the secretary. The one-year tour will culminate with a major event at IGI stadium or Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will administer an engagement to the citizens and address the nation. The date of the event is not yet finalized. It will be broadcast live to the panchayat level.
In addition to ministries, the government has developed a plan to involve municipal and professional bodies, schools and colleges and to organize national exhibitions on the Constitution and basic duties. Indian Embassies and High Commissions have been invited to hold conferences and seminars on "India's glorious history and democratic heritage".
The curtain-raising activities include films on the Constitution, basic duties, interviews, talk shows, messages and calls from eminent personalities focused on the duties of citizens. These short films and video clips will be broadcast by Akashvani, Doordarshan, LS and RS TV and GDP during the campaign.

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This article appeared first (in English) on THE TIMES OF INDIA