Congress ruled states have taken a step ahead to instill the values of the constitution in young minds by making it a part of compulsory education.
After Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have also decided to make the preamble a part of school curriculum.
Chhattisgarh government has ordered that schools discuss the preamble of the constitution in the first week of the month
Congress governments in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have decided to introduce key aspects of the Indian Constitution in the curriculam of all the government educational institutions.
The Madhya Pradesh government has already issued a similar order making the reading of the preamble in schools mandatory.
This exercise has been made mandatory against the backdrop of widespread protests in the country questioning the constitutionality of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The Chhattisgarh School Education Department issued a directive saying the preamble of the constitution will be discussed in schools in the first week of the month.
It will be followed by a discussion on the fundamental rights mentioned in the constitution in the second week and discussion on the fundamental duties in the third week.
“The idea is that the constitution should be discussed and should be talked about among the young people.
The students who are in school and the teachers who are teaching them should be aware and should express their views about the Indian Constitution,” said Alok Shukla, secretary School Education Department.
On the occasion of Constitution Day, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced organising programs in state’s educational institutes every Monday to spread awareness about the constitution.
The Rajasthan government, too, made recitation of the preamble mandatory in all schools with effect from January 26.
“To introduce the essence of the Indian Constitution to the youth of the state, the government has mandated recitation of the Preamble of the Constitution in all schools from January 26th,” State education minister Govind Singh Dostara said.
The Madhya Pradesh government had made the preamble of the constitution mandatory in schools last week.
The order issued by the school education department stated, “The preamble of the Constitution will be read out by the headmaster/teacher in all the primary and middle schools after prayer on every Saturday. The same will be read out by the students later.
Congress has pledged to protect the trues values of the Constitution against the present divisive law and believes that the knowledge about our constitution will help young minds in upholding these values.