Freedom and justice remain mere words if equality is not ensured.
It implies freedom from exploitation and ensuring to provide opportunities for individual’s development, irrespective of the background, gender, cultural or socio-economic identity and status.
The Preamble and the Constitution of the United States did not commence its operation until the first Wednesday in March, 1789. To insure that the posterity would never be destroyed through miscegenation, the citizenship was restricted to "free white" only.
After this date the Preamble and the Constitution became the supreme law of the land. Consider, if any other race or nation adopted our Preamble and Constitution just as it was originally framed without additional amendments, would not the sovereigns be those who framed it?
An education of rights and duties becomes important to ensure to fight for justice.
Liberty of thought and action is a fundamental value embedded in our Constitution.As desired earlier, value education does not take place in isolation.It must be set in the context of the world in which we live.Threats to humanity from climate change, globalization, emergence of technological choices, violence, terrorism, commercialization of education, the increasingly competitive environment and the aspirations of parents place a tremendous burden and add to the stress and anxiety on children. The disorder of the society and the world surfaces in schools in many ways.Further, there are disadvantages in education arising from inequalities of gender, caste, language, culture, religion, disabilities etc.Understanding the importance of fraternity or solidarity and the knowledge that we all belong to a large community, a nation and the globe is also to discover our innate humanity.It is only we recognize our interdependence then we empower to help build a peaceful nation and a world.Ensuring that this liberty of thought and action is not used to belittle or diminish the beliefs and status of others is what constitutes a decent society.Democracy creates opportunity to pursue one’s chosen ends as well as respect others’ rights to do so.These hierarchies deeply influence access to education and participation of children in schools which range from the high cost ‘public’ (private) schools to poorly functioning local body run primary schools.These realities tend to reinforce privilege and exclusion in schooling and undermine the constitutional values of equality of opportunity and social justice.