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Grade - 1 to 4                                                                      Word Puzzle (PDF)

Level of difficulty - Easy                                                      Word Puzzle Solution (PDF)

                                                                                            Educator’s Note (PDF)


Most of the Constitutions around the world have a Preamble. It is considered to be an important and popular feature of a written constitution.

The Preamble to the Indian Constitution is an eighty five worded preface to the Constitution. It is seen as a declaration which provides for or enacts a constitution: a reflection of the core constitutional values that embody the spirit of the Constitution.

Through the Preamble, our framers have provided for ‘fundamentals accepted by everyone’ which are ‘essential features of a new state’ - they sought to confirm India’s ideals, hopes and aspirations. The Preamble does not grant substantive rights and is not enforceable in the courts, but it is crucial to understanding and interpretating the Articles in the Constitution. Various Indian courts have engaged with the Preamble and have treated it as the “guiding light” in constitutional interpretation.

The ideas that are part of the Preamble are hidden in the word puzzle! Can you find them?