freedom movement a moral and mass dimension, Jawaharlal Nehru gave it an economic and socialist dimension and Dr Ambedkar gave it a challenging social and democratic vision. On the occasion of the sixtieth
anniversary of our Parliament, the mass and moral dimension given by Mahatma Gandhi brought ordinary citizens, particularly women, to the
fold of the freedom movement. The economic and socialist dimension of Nehru modernized India. But when the constitution was adopted, Ambedkar warned that India would have to strive for one person, one vote and one value. There is still a need to follow Ambedkar who prescribed education, agitation, organization and the constitutional and parliamentary method. On the sixtieth anniversary
of our Parliament it is important to uphold parliamentary and constitutional method. On 13 December 1946 the real
work of the Constituent Assembly began when the Objectives Resolution was introduced by the first Prime Minister of India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, to set the objective to establish, among others, parliamentary democracy. There
Opposite page: Parliament House in New Delhi; Above: The first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru (left), with India’s political and spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi, pictured in 1942.