Youths on mission to raise awareness on Constitution

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 11:07:58


By Tara Chettur,

For many, youth revolution means to protest and to demand rights but there are some youngsters who are making a genuine effort to let know people about Indian constitution. Pair of about twenty two pupils from Madhya Pradesh are on a mission in Harda district to raise awareness among people about the Constitution. To mark National Youth Day, on Friday, they will carry out different activities including skit, games and street plays to let people know the importance of constitution.

Vishnu, who is a part of this team, says that “This is a wonderful experience as its high time we need to realise about the vital components that bind us together as nation. Our Constitution protects our individual freedom. Many of the youngsters do not even know that the original Constitution of India was hand-written by Prem Behari Narain Raizada in a flowing italic style with beautiful calligraphy. Each page was decorated by artists from Shantiniketan,”. As a part of Jagrik project which is launched by Synergy organisation this campaign was started in month of November last year. A detailed selection process was made prior before selecting volunteers for this particular project.

Around 22 pairs were selected for this project. He says that in this modern era it is necessary that youth in particular will be made aware about Indian constitution and its importance. Different educational intuitions and popular spots were identified to raise awareness. National Youth Day is celebrated in India on January 12 to mark birthday of Swami Vivekananda. He was a great social reformer who thought about bringing revolution by focusing on the integrity of the nation.

With 25 parts containing 448 articles and 12 schedules, the Indian Constitution is the longest written Constitution of any sovereign country in the world. Besides, when the draft was prepared and put for debate and discussion, over 2,000 amendments were made, before it was finalised. Vimal Jat, Convenor of Synergy organisation, says that the organisation started it’s work in a group since 2004 in Madhya Pradesh and is working in the fields of social services giving special focus to awareness in the slum area like-AIDS, hygiene, immunisation, education.However, this time innovative projects like raising awareness of rights and duties mentioned in Indian Constitution was taken up for the youth volunteers.