Four Pillar’s of Indian Democracy

\"\"By Dr.Pradeep Jain

Republic Day in India is celebrated on the 26thJanuary every year. It commemorates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950. While the main parade takes place in the national capital New Delhi at the Rajpathbefore the president, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centers.

\"\"The Indian government is originally based on three pillars namely the executive, legislature and the judiciary where legislature signifies one who enacts the law, executive: one who implements the law and Judiciary: One who upholds the law. But in this modern India there is also a fourth pillar namely Media. Media is the fourth pillar due to its social responsibilities. Electronic and Print Media play a mediator role between the people of the nation and the government and in todays world media is the most important source of connection between the people and the government.

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7 Responses to Four Pillar’s of Indian Democracy

  1. ANIL KR PUJARA says:

    Beautiful presentation Dr Jain Sahib. CONGRATULATIONS


    Here I would like to point out that the role of media has changed
    irrevocably in as recent as the last 10 years, as live TV almost can
    not be manipulated by anyone, anymore.
    In the dark days of Emergency-1977 the TV & the more omnipresent
    Radio was in Government Control & the Print Media was gagged
    though not fully.
    In 1992 both TV & Radio were able to misreport on Ayodhya happenings
    at least until the Newspapers came out next morning.
    In 2011 Anna Hazare could not be gagged just because of 24 Hour TV
    Also, a fifth element-THE INTERNET, specially the social media
    part of it has truly globalised the currency of reporting .
    The day is not far away when even an uneducated villager will be
    able to express his views in vernacular on the internet.



  4. R.K.MISHRA says:

    The fourth pillar , SWATANTRA BHARAT was launched on the Independence Day, August 15, 1947, is on of the oldest Hindi Daily of Utter Pradesh including Uttra khand and bordering areas of M.P ,Bihar and Nepal .


    Beautiful stamps on pillars that are in a sad state of decay.

  6. Democracy is a form of government in which the citizens choose the people who govern them as opposed to autocratic form of government, in which the citizens have no say in choosing the leaders who govern them. In a democratic political system, the government is chosen by the people that work for the people. The term democracy originates from the Greek dēmokratía “rule of the people”, which was coined from (dêmos) “people” and (kratos) “power” or “rule” in the 5th century BCE to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably in Athens.

    The main benefit of democracy is that every eligible citizen regardless of race, religious belief or gender has the same political rights as each other. People living in a democratic society are protected from oppression by laws and limits on governmental power. Democratic governments put laws into place to protect their citizens and to ensure a safe and fair society. The people who lead a democratic country have to obey the same laws as everyone else.
    The essence of democracy lies in the welfare of the society. Democracy brings stability and facilitates development and social changes. Democracy is the best forms of government provided people are educated and they choose the right government.

    Democracy can provide for changes in government without violence. In a democracy, power can be transferred from one party to another by means of elections. The jurisdiction of the citizens of a nation determines its ruling authority. Moreover, any government is bound by an election term after which it has to compete against other parties to regain authority. This system prevents monopoly of the ruling authority. The ruling party has to make sure it works for its people for it cannot remain being the authority after completing its term unless re-elected by the people. This brings in a feeling of obligation towards the citizens. The ruling authorities owe their success in the elections to the citizens of the nation. They feel grateful towards people. It can serve as their motivation to work for the people for it is the common masses that have complete power over choosing their government.

    Another important advantage of democracy is that the people gain a sense of participation in the process of choosing their government. They get the opportunity to voice their opinions by means of electoral votes. This breeds a sense of belonging towards the nation.
    Most of the non-democratic governments across the world are cruel, authoritative, corrupt and unjust; whereas the democratically elected governments have improved the lives of its citizens. Undemocratic governments are a serious and real threat to their own citizens and they resort to violent and corrupt practices to remain in power.

    We, the citizen of the nation are at the center of democracy and we have the responsibility to maintain the democratic nature of our nation .Democracy holds the promise to create a powerful, progressive and inclusive nation; fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of its citizens. Democracy provides the ideal ground for protection and realization of human rights. Let us pledge to show our total commitment to democratic ideas and values by fulfilling our democratic duties and responsibilities – and our democratic rights will be fulfilled automatically.

    Your Faithfully,
    Democracy Foundation , Mumbai – INDIA

  7. Mantu Mohapatra says:

    All three pillars are important part of democracy or to progress a nation in a legally manner. But the fourth one is the media or press is very very important to an individual of a nation. Because through media peoples are know everything about our constitution systems.

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