JALUKBARI, April 30 - The Constitution is the mirror that reflects the nature of the people, their likes and dislikes and the Preamble is the key to the Constitution and thereby affirms that it is part and parcel of the Constitution.
This was stated by Dr Mukundakam Sharma, former judge of the Supreme Court while delivering a lecture on the topic �Philosophy Behind Framing of the Indian Constitution� organised by the Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University at the Phanidhar Datta Seminar Hall, GU today.
Dr Sharma referred to dharma as that which �keeps people within the periphery.� He also referred to the Constitution as �Philosophy of Law that illuminates the desire, wish and aspiration of the people�.
He talked about the philosophy that lies behind the idea of the �Sovereign, Socialist, Democratic, Republic� and discussed Justice, Equality, Fraternity and Liberty in detail. He also drew a similarity between the Gandhian concept of Saryodaya and the Indian dream of socialist society.
The lecture session was inaugurated by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika. It was chaired by Prof Sauravpran Goswami, dean, Faculty of Arts, and head of the Department of Philosophy.
The thrust of the lecture was to highlight the contribution and significance of Indian philosophical literature like Vedas and Upanishads � tanaso ma jyotir gamaya, vasudhaivakutumbakam, aham Brahmasmi � in framing the Constitution.
Eminent dignitaries, faculty members and students of different departments of the university also participated in the event.