Citizens' Fundamental Duties - Desk Plaque
Time to refresh ourselves and our employees, children and ourselves of our FUNDAMENTAL DUTIES as CITIZENS! Elegantly printed desk plaque for your home or office to give all citizens knowledge of the Fundamental Duties in the original ‘Constitution of India’
- India Fundamental Duties Poster for office table professionally printed with sharp, vivid designs in India's colours. You maybe also interested in a wall frame version, Citizens' Fundamental Rights Wall Frame and Symbols of Modern India Wall Frame
- Desk Plaque made of Kappa Board (cardboard) with Printing on Original Constitution Paper - that was used to print the original constitution, sourced from the Handmade Paper Institute in Pune that was setup by K B Joshi in 1940, with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi
The Fundamental Duties are defined as the moral obligations of all citizens to help promote a spirit of patriotism and to uphold the unity of India. These duties set out in Part IV–A of the Constitution, in 1976 by the 42nd Constitutional Amendment Act, concerns individuals and the nation.
Originally 10 in number, the 11th Fundamental Duty regarding education opportunities for children was added in 2002, through the 86th Amendment to the Constitution.
The inspiration for Fundamental Duties was derived from the constitutions of USSR, Japan and China.
Our Fundamental Duties are a codification of duties integral to promoting the Indian Way of Life. They promote a sense of commitment and discipline towards society.
Like the Directive Principles, they are not enforceable by courts unless otherwise made enforceable by parliamentary law. The other fundamental duties obligate all citizens to respect the national symbols of India, including the constitution, to cherish its heritage, preserve its composite culture and assist in its defence. They also obligate all Indians to promote the spirit of common brotherhood, protect the environment and public property, develop scientific temper, abjure violence, and strive towards excellence in all spheres of life.
Constitution as a work of Art - The Indian Constitution is not only a consolidation of laws and regulations. But it is a wonderful repository of art. It gives us a sense of India’s rich tradition and culture. It’s a glimpse into our cultural heritage. Adorning the Constitution with pictures depicting Indian culture and heritage was a task entrusted to Nandalal Bose and his 40 students from Shantiniketan. Bose decorated several pages of the first manuscript with stylish borders, headers, and backdrops. He even embossed complex patterns on the edges and made the covers in gold. These embossments are reminiscent of the Ajanta murals.
The calligraphy in the book was done by Prem Behari Narain Raizada and several students of Shantiniketan worked on the borders that frame each page.
Each part of the Constitution begins with a depiction of a phase or scene from India’s national history. The artworks represent various periods in Indian history, including the Vedic Period, Mohenjodaro in the Indus Valley, the Gupta and Maurya empires as well as the Mughal era.
Get this fundamental document on the DUTIES OF CITIZENS, that will guide us to be exemplary citizens as we help build the nation and take it to new heights!
To know more about the magnificent work of decorating the Indian Constitution check out Republic of Art: The Constitution as an Illustrated History of India written by The Heritage Lab (THL) .
The original of the Constitution book is kept in a special helium-filled case in the Library of the Parliament of India. But you can read the Constitution of India (Original copy) in digital format here (Source: Rare Book Society of India, Photolithographed at the Survey of India Offices, Dehra Dun, India - 1950)
Check out our Unique INDIA | The Republic Collection.