SUMITRA Mahajan Calls For Synergy Among the States’ Three Organs For Making Democracy More Functional
Mahajan has emphasized that there should be synergy among all the three organs of the State viz. the legislature, the executive and the judiciary to ensure the faster progress of the people. She stated that these are the three pillars of democracy and reinforcing each other serves to establish a strong democracy, which in turn creates a conducive environment for the holistic development of the country. Participating in Constitutional Day celebrations in New Delhi, she called upon the policy makers to devise credible strategies to ensure speedy development. She also highlighted the fact that the youth, who are a source of boundless energy, can play an important role in nation-building. Mahajan said ever since the making of our Constitution, we have achieved a lot in ensuring the holistic development of the county but still there is a lot that can be achieved in realizing the people’s expectations. The Constitution has successfully worked after independence and India has emerged as the largest democracy of the world. Recalling the important role played by our Constitution makers such as Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Mahajan remarked that our Constitution was drafted by the Constituent Assembly whose members were drawn from different regions of the country and had an extensive experience, far-sightedness and concern for democratic values. In this regard, she recalled that Dr. Rajendra Prasad had said that men of character and integrity would be able to execute the basic spirit behind the Constitution. Mahajan also underlined the fact that the Preamble of the Constitution starts with the term ‘We the people..’ and emphasizes the importance of collective welfare over individualism in the developmental process. Mahajan further said that over the past 70 years, the Constitution has served to ensure social harmony in the country with a strong moral foundation. The practice of untouchability has been abolished and there has been substantial development in the fields of women empowerment, education, health and agriculture through progressive legislations made by the Parliament and their execution by the Government. She, however cautioned that it would not be advisable to be fully satisfied with these achievements, as there is still lot of scope for improvement and development. Lok Sabha Speaker said that the Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI) in Parliament has been started with the objective of providing a platform to parliamentarians to interact with domain experts in various fields to achieve the development objectives of the country. She was happy to note that SRI has succeeded in fulfilling its objectives. Incidentally, India’s Constitution was adopted by the Constitution on November 26, 1949.It came into effect on January 26, 1950.