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Indian Constitution Preamble, History, Features, Objectives



The largest constitution of the world, Indian Constitution, features, history, details


The Preamble to Indian constitution is based on “Objective Resolution” of Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru introduced an objective resolution on December 13, 1947, and it was adopted by Constituent Assembly on 22 January 1947. The preamble is an elaborate statement at the beginning of any document. It gives the underlying philosophy of the document and objectives enshrined in it. The preamble to the constitution of India gives the source of authority to the constitution, the ideals and objectives of the constitution, type of polity of the Indian union.


1946 Britain decides on to grant independence to India and cabinet mission is dispatched to India to discuss modalities for transfer of power
14 August 1947 Proposal for the creation of committees is tabled
29 August 1947 Drafting committee is established
6 December 1947 Constituent Assembly formally convenes for the first time, following elections, to start the process of writing a constitution.
4 November 1947 Draft is finalized and submitted
1948 – 1949 Constituent Assembly meets in sessions open to the public
26 November 1949 Constituent Assembly adopts final draft making it official
26 January 1950 Entry into force of the new constitution

The objective of the Constitution of India is to establish a society where there is:


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