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“India, also known as Bharat, is a Union of States. It is a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic with a parliamentary system of government.” – 
Constitution of India (Visited: 21 April 2020)
https://www.india.gov.in/my-government/constitution-india
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“The Sovereign Republic of India was formally proclaimed on January 26, 1950, governed by a constitution which guaranteed
– The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law
– The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex
– ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden.”
Source: Gita Mehta quoting Dr Ambedkar in “Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India” (Minerva 1997 ed., pp. 92-93)
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“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.” – United Nations (www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday)
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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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Teaching Santal children by Boro Baski

Since the inceptions of our organization we have been working towards striking a balance between our traditional way of life and modernity. The transition to a modern life should be gradual and not stressful, and allow us to keep rooted … Continue reading

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Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes) are the largest tribal population in the world – World Directory of Minorities

Profile | To read the full article, click here >> Adivasis is the collective name used for the many indigenous peoples of India. The term Adivasi derives from the Hindi word ‘adi’ which means of earliest times or from the … Continue reading

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A constitution which guarantees: “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen” – The Sovereign Republic of India

Ambedkar had been the champion of freedom, free thinking and liberty whose words are important to be remembered. […] ‘The caste system has recognised slavery in inverse order of status and maintained inequality in every sphere of human activity social, … Continue reading

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Tribal Children’s Right to Education in India: Proclamations on child rights

Author: Mehendale, Archana,  Bangalore 2003, Child Rights International Network: www.crin.org | Download this document >> Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child For the Day of General Discussion on “Isolated Communities and Ignored Claims: Tribal Children’s Right to Education in … Continue reading

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