On Friday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the Centre would soon hold a campaign 'Know your Constitution' in schools, colleges, and universities across the country. Birla was addressing an event organised by the Uttarakhand Panchayati raj department on the subject 'Panchayati Raj System - Empowering Decentralised Democracy'.
"The 'Know Your Constitution' campaign would be held in schools, colleges, and universities of the country for which the framework has been created. It was somewhat delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but now when the pandemic is getting under control, it would soon be commenced," the Lok Sabha Speaker said.
The Lok Sabha Speaker added that most of the people know about the rights given by the Constitution, but not the duties. This initiative by the government will explain the significance of the duties and help create awareness among the youth on the various aspects of the Constitution.
The Speaker also highlighted the importance of the Panchayati raj system and said it exists in our country since Vedic times.
"The smooth transition of power through 17 general elections and over 300 Assembly elections is our strength. The democracy from gram panchayat to parliament has been getting strengthened. Mahatma Gandhi rightly said that the soul of India resides in the villages," Birla added.
He further said, soon in Delhi, an event will be held for the chairman of Zila panchayats, municipal corporation and a municipal council in order to strengthen the Panchayati raj system. It would make the elected public representatives more accountable towards the public which will make the democratic process stronger.
लोकतंत्र को सफल बनाने की अहम आवश्यकताओं में एक पंचायत राज व्यवस्था का सशक्तिकरण भी है। पंच-सरपंच लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों और सिद्धांतों को समझें और उन्हें आत्मसात कर पंचायत के कार्यों में आमजन की अधिक से अधिक सहभागिता सुनिश्चित करें, यही पंचायत राज व्यवस्था की सफलता का आधार है। pic.twitter.com/yVsUzNvNRj— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) January 8, 2021
(With ANI Inputs)