The Constitution of India is basically the declaration of our social, economic, religious and legal aspirations.

Before the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution the Preamble began thus: “WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a Sovereign, Democratic Republic”.

By the 42nd Amendment in the year 1976, the words “Sovereign Democratic Republic” were replaced by “Sovereign Socialistic Secular Democratic Republic”.

Preamble further declares “to secure to all citizens justice, social, economic and political, liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship, equality of status and opportunity”.