Define Preamble. Explain any five major ideals enshrined in Preamble of the Indian Constitution.
Preamble is an introductory statement in Constitution, which states the reasons and guiding values of the Constitution. The Preamble is the soul of Indian Constitution, which contains the philosophy on which the entire Constitution has been built.
The major ideals enshrined in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution are as follows :
1. We the people of India The Constitution has been drawn up and enacted by the people through their representatives and not handed to them by a king or any outside power.
2. Sovereign People have supreme right to make decisions on internal as well as external matters.
3. Secular Citizens have complete freedom to follow any religion.
4. Democratic A form of government where people enjoy equal rights, elect their rulers and hold them accountable.