The Preamble

• The preamble makes clear that the source of the constitution is the people of India.
• The preamble helps where the lan­guage of the constitution is vague.
• The words 'Socialist', 'secular' and the 'Unity and integrity' of the na­tion were added by the 42nd Amendment Act of 1976.
• The Supreme Court expressed the view that 'the Preamble is the key to its makers'.
• Justice Madholkar said in Sajjan Sirigh vs. Rajasthan State case that the preamble is the sum and sub­ stance of the Constitution.
• In the Golaknath vs. Punjab State case, Justice Hidaytullah remarked that the preamble is the synopsis of those principles on which the government has to work upon.
• The objective of the constitution is to secure Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity for every Citizen.