As once quoted by Abraham Lincoln – “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy”.
In the year 2007, United Nation General Assembly have given the people a platform to celebrate 15th September as International Day of Democracy.
Democracy itself by the word means: Freedom. The Democracy amended by the Constitution is of the people, by the people and for the people. Basically it can be said that the supreme power lies within the people of the democratic constitution.
Well, the answer to the question is YES! With great power comes great responsibility. In this case, individuals of all the democratic countries holds the power and responsibility.
• RIGHT TO EQUALITY (Art. 14-18) – Every mankind irrespective of their social status are to treated equally.
• RIGHT TO FREEDOM (Art. 19-22) – Constitution grants every individual the freedom of speech and expression.
• RIGHT TO EXPLOITATION (Art. 23-24) – This law says that no citizen will be the subject of forced labor and work hazards.
• RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION (Art. 25-28) – Every mankind has the freedom to worship their own religious affairs.
• CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL RIGHT (Art. 29-30) – By this law every child irrespective of their genders from the age of six to fourteen years are determined to get Education.
• RIGHT TO CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDIES (Art. 32-35) – This law says that every accused person has the right to appeal in-front of the Judiciary system.
To shape the society together and move forward United Nation has given every Nation to form their own amendment of rules. But the main and clear perspective is that every citizen and the government officials of the respective country should walk hands-in-hands.
Getting elected by people of the country does not mean getting on the lower point of the Constitutional Pyramid. Rather it is an opportunity to rise from the level of ground zero for the welfare of mankind. Also, the efforts of all the individual working together for the progress of Nation makes the country strong and diverse.
Loving one-self is admirable, but loving the people around and serve them their Rights and duties is commendable. Together we will rise and shine. Let’s celebrate this International Day of Democracy as a victory of All and yet of One.