Shimla: The success and failure of a nation depends on the depth of civic sense and regard towards the fundamental duties of its citizens. These views were expressed by Kurian Joseph, Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court while addressing the ‘Public Colloquium on Fundamental Duties’ organised by Himachal Pradesh State Legal Services Authority in association with Shimla Chapter of Public Relations Society of India and SEWA Trust at Gaitey today. Today’s agenda of the colloquium was to cover the first fundamental duty of the Indian citizens to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National flag and the National Anthem.
In this regard, the Chief Justice said that each and every citizen of the country should understand that fundamental rights have been provided to them at the cost of some fundamental duties thus it becomes their duty to abide by them. He said that National Anthem was not a mere a musical composition but it was a melodious composition that evokes and eulogizes the history and tradition of Indian culture and struggle to attain freedom. He said that it becomes our moral duty to respect the National Anthem. The colloquium shall be organized each month on each of the fundamental duties to make the citizens aware of their fundamental duties.