The Constitution of India, the world’s longest written national constitution, declares India as a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. It is the supreme law of India and enshrines the rights and duties of the citizens of India. It guarantees to its citizens justice, equality, and liberty, and promotes fraternity. Despite these assurances, at several times in our nation’s history, there have been moments when the very fabric of this document has been challenged, when the values that integrate us as a people have been muddled with doubt.
Samvidhaani Pitaara is a series from Radio Azim Premji University that examines, addresses, and illuminates various facets of the Constitution’s character. From a song playlist with lyrics founded on Constitutional Values, to the great orations that echoed in the Constituent Assembly, and the men and women who applied their hearts and minds to drafting this document, we bring you an absorbing series.
Samvidhaani Pitaara is presented for Radio Azim Premji University by Vineet KKN Panchhi, founder of the Jai Hind Project.
Akshat Krishna, Akshay Ramuhalli, Avishek Bose, Bijoy Venugopal, Bruce Lee Mani, Harsh Gupta, Harshit Gogoi, Maitreyi Shankar, Narayan Krishnaswamy, Prashant Vasudevan, Sameera Ahmed, Sananda Dasgupta, Seema Seth, Shraddha Gautam, Supriya Joshi, and Velu Shankar
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Hindustan Ki Nayi Geetmala | हिंदुस्तान की नयी गीतमाला — A Playlist To Celebrate Diversity
In the first episode of our series Samvidhaani Pitaara, we present a playlist for celebrating our diversity. The sounds of India represent our pluralism. The music of this unique Indianness finds resonance in the Constitution of India, a document foundational to our democracy, a tapestry tailored from disparate elements that make us Indian — our shared values, our history, and our diversity. Listen to Hindustan Ki Nayi Geetmala with Vineet KKN Panchhi.
Dastaan-e-Samvidhaan — दास्तान ए संविधान | Greatest Speeches of the Constituent Assembly
In the second episode of this series on the story of the Constitution of India, we remember the landmark speeches made by prominent members of the Constituent Assembly. These addresses signified several important decisions that shaped the Constitution.
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Bhakti Republic With Amit Basole — From Bollywood To Benaras And Beyond
The ideas of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice — the very values enshrined in our Constitution — have endured over centuries in the Bhakti tradition. The Bhakti poets always challenged the ideologies of their times that attempted to force the belief that people were not equal. In this show, Bhakti Republic, we explore the histories of these ideas in Bhakti poetry, and how they find resonance in the values underpinning the Constitution of a modern republic.
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