Pluralism makes our Constitution really unique

DECEMBER 2019 TOPIC: Pluralism that finds expression in ‘Unity in Diversity’ makes our Constitution really unique. What do you think?

Our democratic polity is pluralistic as it recognizes and endorses this plurality in its a) federal structure, b) linguistic and religious minorities, c) individual rights. The first has sought to contain regional pressures, the second has ensured space for religious and linguistic minorities. The third protects freedom of opinion and the right to dissent. Hence, pluralism provides a texture of actual unity in diversity to the Constitution.
Vidushi Tandon (19)
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

There is no doubt in saying ‘Unity in Diversity’ makes our Constitution really unique. A democratic nation has people from different religions, cultures, languages and other demarcations, but they all live in unity and harmony, following a uniform law, India is the best example of “Unity in Diversity” with people of different religions and cultures living together according to the directives of the Constitution.
K. Roshni Patra
Bethany Convent School, Bargarh, Odisha

India is one of the most diverse lands with 29 states, each with its own unique languages, traditions, and religions. The phrase ‘Unity in Diversity’ implies unity among dissimilar people. India is a vast country where Unity in Diversity has been one of the great characteristics which has bound people of all religions together in one bond of humanity which makes our Constitution unique. The fundamental rights are the sections of our Constitution that provides people with the right of practising their own faiths.
Kanika Maheshwari
Sophia Girls Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

Unity in plurality contains supra-nationalism and federalism. Different voices from diverse sections of the society find reflection in value judgments. Unity is fundamentally instrumental in resolving the social problems because people from different cultural backgrounds tend to know and respect each other. India is a shining example of unity in diversity because it allows people of different religions to live together in peace. And that makes our Constitution really unique.
Sukanya Basu Mallik
Techno India

Yes, indeed it makes our Constitution unique. In the largest democracy of the world which is home to a number of different ethnic groups and a provision for a law which unites them all is something special. With this, it brings a lot of ideas, cultures, and people of all races on a common platform to bring out the best which benefits the growth of the nation.
Milan Patel R.
Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli

Unity in diversity means oneness in variety. Our country comprises of people speaking different languages, customs, religions, etc., but stand together. Our Constitution gives equal rights to every individual citizen. It provides all the basic requirements to every Indian to lead a comfortable and peaceful life irrespective of his/her caste, colour, creed or region. This makes our Constitution distinctive and unique.
Khushi (15)
Jeevan Marg Sophia Secondary School, Deoria

Our country stands united in diversity: the biggest democracy of the world, where there is a plethora of cultures and beliefs. Some of the elements which binds all Indians by the thread of unity are the spirit of nationality, tolerance and a powerful Constitution. It is this Constitution which keeps over a billion Indians together with peace and goodwill.
Sweta Raj
Patna, Bihar

Sardar Vallabhai Patel wanted India to be a nation in which people of different castes, religion, race or other demographic differences should live in unity. To implement this, ‘Unity in Diversity’ was proposed to the Constitution makers and they incorporated it into our Constitution. Pluralism means that people of different castes, religions and races live together in unity without discrimination. Hence, pluralism expressed in ‘Unity in Diversity’ makes our Constitution really unique.
Samarth Chawla (14)
St Francis De Sales School, Janakpuri

India is a land that embodies unity in diversity. Indian culture is the repository of multiplicity of castes, religions, customs, regions and languages. In this regard, India has no parallel in the world. India is a land of diversities in every sense of the term. Keeping this in view, the founding fathers of our Constitution made unity in diversity the bed-rock of the Indian polity. The concept of plurality is central to the idea of India as a nation. We have had conflicts whenever someone tried to impose forms of religious, ethnic, cultural or linguistic hegemony on others in the name of unity.
Chanpreet Kaur Bhinder (13)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

Pluralism is the uniqueness of our Constitution. We, the people of India are diverse in so many aspects: from food to clothes, culture to traditions, religions, festivals. Pluralism means there is co-existence of different aspects and it is aptly portrayed in our Constitution — Unity in Diversity brings the perfect amalgam in the versatility of our nation.
Senjuti Saibal Bhattacharya (19)
A C Patil College of Engineering, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai

Before being a Hindu, Muslim or Christian, we are Indians. This is pluralism. Our Constitution rightly embodies this Unity in Diversity. Pluralism looks unique in our Constitution, but only its implementation will become a living testimony to the golden words ‘Unity in Diversity.’
Arunima (14)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

“United we stand, divided we fall”. India is a country proving to the world this fact of unity in diversity. People of various religions and castes have been living together for years without much of a problem. Unity in diversity not only makes the nation integrated and strong but also keeps alive the age-old Indian tradition of co-existence with love, peace, dignity and respect.
Aastha Singh (15)
Kristu Jyoti Convent School, Samba

The meaning of Unity in Diversity is existence of oneness in spite of differences. India is the best example of this concept of unity in diversity. We can see very clearly that people of different religions, castes, languages, etc., living together with harmony under one roof. Majority of India are Hindus who have the capacity to welcome and absorb all the other cultures in the country. The Constitution provides equal rights to its citizens without discrimination.
Chhavi Maheshwari
Sophia Girls Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara

Our country is home to numerous religions, cultures and people. ‘Unity in Diversity’ is applicable to every situation. Pluralism finds its unique expression in ‘Unity in Diversity’. Pluralism is vital for the existence of any democratic country. It shows the world that though we are divided by religion, culture, caste, etc. we are never divided in our love for our motherland, and our most unifying factor is pluralism itself.
Sargun Saini (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jalandhar

India is a vast country and represents a blend of different castes, regions, religions, cultures, people and traditions. The Constitution of our country presents India as a secular country where different religions co-exist. There are certain social elements and external forces which have played havoc with the unity of our country. Assimilation, absorption, accommodation, and integration have been the hallmark of our nation. When we think of it sincerely, seeming paradoxes and varieties fade away into our basic cultural unity and oneness. We need to strive hard to keep this unity in diversity alive.
Jyotirmayee Thapa
Bethany Convent School, Tora, Odisha

India is a land of diversities. Hundreds of languages are spoken across India which have different dialects. India is also a country of different races where one race is altogether different from the other race. In terms of culture, variety in India reaches its climax. Every section of India having distinct culture, script or language of its own can preach them without any restriction. It is this unity in diversity that makes the Indian Constitution really remarkable.
Shloka Kabra
Sophia Girls Sr. Sec. School, Bhilwara