“Swami ji has widely inspired not only the Freedom Movement but also inspired the founding fathers of our Constitution. He has been widely quoted in the Constituent Assembly debates, a few of which I shall be quoting today. In the discussion on the Resolution regarding the National Flag on July 22, 1947, the words of Swami Vivekananda were invoked. It was stated that — In the words of Swami Vivekananda, we have never dipped our hands in the neighbour’s blood, our embattled cohorts have never marched into other lands for conquest, and we have always been the harbingers of peace and the makers of peace in this war-torn, war-weary world,” said Justice Chandra Dhari Singh on January January 11, 2022, in an event organised by Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad in Delhi on the occasion of National Youth Day 2023.
Justice CD Singh said that Swami Vivekananda was interested not only in religion but in everything that concerned man—science, art, literature, history, and politics. He gave much thought to alleviating India’s problems, such as poverty, illiteracy, casteism, exploitation, etc. On February 14, 1897, Swamiji exhorted Indians: ‘For the next fifty years, this alone shall be our keynote—this, our great Mother India.’ His words were prophetic: fifty years later, India became free. Today he is guiding us as a voice without a form with his mantra of “Be & make”.
“Our Constitution is a living document that has stood the tests of time, coming to the rescue of the citizens routinely as well as in trying times. The Constitutional Courts by way of their interpretations and the members of the legal fraternity have helped ensure that the letter and spirit of the provisions are brought into effect – in the best interests of the citizenry and the society at large. For the nation to prosper, the executive, parliament, and judiciary should function smoothly and in the interest of the nation,” Justice CD Singh further said.
Justice CD Singh further added, “We, as a nation, have made marvellous strides in our journey in various arenas and are pacing rapidly towards achieving our position as a vishwa-guru. However, there are several areas where a lot of work remains to be undertaken. As a people-centric welfare state, the Indian democracy needs to follow the Chankya’s dictum – prajasukhe sukham ragyah, prajanam tu hite hitam (meaning thereby, in the well-being of the people, lies the welfare of the state and the happiness of the people is the prosperity of the state). The Indian polity must remain rooted in this fundamental doctrine and work for increasing ease of living and manifesting the aspirations and capabilities of the Indian population. Having dealt with the enormous contribution of the ideas of Swamiji to the legal system in India, it is now pertinent to reflect on the work of Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad and what should be the future course of Action.”
The motto of Adhivakta Parishad is न्याय: मम धर्मः र्म – meaning thereby – Justice is my dharma. Ensuring justice for the last person in society is the motto of the organisation, he further added.