The Constitution of India in article 51A defines duties which every citizen of India should abide by.
It shall be the duty of every citizen of India-
(a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the national Flag and the National Anthem;
(b) to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom;
(c) to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India;
(d) to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so;
(e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women;
(f) to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture;
(g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures;
(h) to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform;
(i) to safeguard public property and to abjure violence;
(j) to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavor and achievement.
The Article 51A (h)
The Article 51A (h) tells us that we should develop in ourselves a scientific outlook, humanism and the spirit of learning and improvement. The same was incorporated within the Constitution of India under clause (h) of Article 51A, inserted in 1976 through the 42nd amendment, which has cast upon every citizen a duty “to develop scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.”
The Society for Promotion of Science & Technology in India (SPSTI) taken an initiative to aware people about this.
In the famous International Gita Mahotsav – 2021, which is organized by the Govt. of Haryana every year at the Asia’s largest man-made pond, Brahma Sarovar, SPSTI conducted a science exhibition for the general public. The initiative to aware the people about this was to make them learn about this and motivating them to adopt scientific practices in their daily life. A selfie-stand was installed to engage them in this activity which could help them later to remind about this duty. A large number of people participated in this unique activity. Some glimpses are attached.