Indian citizens have not only fundamental rights to claim, but
also duties to fulfil. We are obliged to fulfil them by the constitution.
Indian constitution has added the fundamental duties of a citizen
in the 42nd amendment in 1976.
It is the duty of every citizen to:
1. To abide by and obey the constitution
2. To uphold and protect sovereignity, unity, and
integrity of India
3. To provide education opportunities for their children
up to 14yrs of age (this is for a
4. To respect the national symbols of India, National
Flag, and National Anthem
5. To preserve the culture and heritage of India
6. To assist the country in defence against other
countries when required
7. To promote harmony and spirit of brotherhood amongst
all people of iNDIA, across all religions and regions
8. Protect the environment like forests, lakes,
rivers and wild life
9. Protect the public property
10. Develop scientific temper
11. To detest, denounce, and counter violence
12. To work towards excellence in all (fields or
aspects) spheres of life
13. To avoid dowry, gambling and other social evils
These fundamental duties enhance the spirit of patriotism and enhance the unity of India. But these cannot be enforced on citizens and cannot be used in the court of law against persons.
Following these duties will earn respect for a person in the Society and in the eyes of the government. Many social workers and voluntary organizations try to fulfill their social obligations by working towards the above mentioned duties.
There are laws to enforce people to oblige many of these duties.