Indian Constitution Day 2021: Importance of Indian Constitution and Famous Quotes by its Chief Architect, Dr.B.R. Ambedkar

The lengthiest constitution in the world, Indian Constitution is a rule book that guides the way to all the institutions of the country. The Indian Constitution has a very exciting history starting from the Objective Resolution of Moti Lal Nehru in 1930 to the day of 26th November 1949 when the Constituent Assembly formally adopted the Constitution of India. 

Amid national struggle for independence, the Cnstituent Assembly was elected to draft a Constitution for India with Dr.B R Ambedkar as the Chairman of Drafting Committee. With the collective wisdom and efforts of the leaders of Indian National Struggle for 2 years 11 months and 18 days, on 26th November 1949 the Constitution of India was finally adopted but then the leaders waited till 26th January 1950 to enact it to mark the historial significance of the day in 1930 of adopting India as a republic. Now, 26th January is celebrated every year as Republic Day.

Indian constitution is a handwritten document which gives answer to every law related question. It has about 448 articles, 25 parts and 12 schedules with the most detailed explanation. It also provides the feature of amendments keeping in mind the changes in society with time. Even after more than 70 years of the drafting of the constitution, its still effective then its obviously because of the wisdom and intelligence poured into it by our leaders. So the people should be aware about the importance of Indian Constitution and respect the hardwork our leaders did for it.

The Indian Constitution is not made with the efforts of any one but all. But there was a social reformer, politician and jurist who is titled to be the Father of the Indian Constitution for his tremendous efforts and intelligence that is Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. So Constitution Day was declared on 26th November by the Narendra Modi-led government in 2015 to continue the year long celebration of 125th birth anniversary of the architect of Indian Constitution, Dr.B R Ambedkar and to mark the significance of the day in the history of India.

Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, who is a celebrated leader, was a well-known statesman who fought for the rights of the Dalits and other socially backward classes. He was the one who flagged the Indian Constitution. So in order to mark this day let’s remember him with his Remarkable Quotes.

  • “Constitution is not a mere lawyers document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.”
  • “They cannot make history who forget history.”
  • “Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent.”
  • “He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self too.”
  • “Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.”
  • “Democracy is not merely a form of Government. It is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. It is essentially an attitude of respect and reverence towards our fellow men.”
  • “Be Educated, Be Organised and Be Agitated.”
  • “Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggle…. Goats are used for sacrificial offerings and not lions.”
  • “I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity.”
  • “Life should be great rather than long.”
  • “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”
  • “Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.”
  •  “If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help.”
  • “We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and prestige will come to you through struggle.”
  • “The history of India is nothing but a history of a mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahminism.”
  • “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
  • “Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”
  • “Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.”
  • “The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”
  • “The outcast is a by-product of the caste system. There will be outcasts as long as there are castes. Nothing can emancipate the outcast except the destruction of the caste system.”
  • “Every man must have a philosophy of life, for everyone must have a standard by which to measure his conduct. And philosophy is nothing but a standard by which to measure.”
  • “Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.”
  • “Equality may be a fiction but nonetheless one must accept it as a governing principle.”
  • “A bitter thing cannot be made sweet. The taste of anything can be changed. But poison cannot be changed into nectar.”
  • “Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.”
  • “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”
  • “Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.”
  • “Indifferentism is the worst kind of disease that can affect people.”

Dr.B.R Ambedkar faced a lot of challenges and discriminations as he was an untouchable but through out his life he worked for equal rights and equal representation for all. His journey from an impure caste to the chief architect of the Indian Constitution was not easy but he accomplished it with sincere dedication, determination and hard work and his quotes inspire us to do the same.