“While tradition continues to guide us, modernity calls for a restatement of our shared ideals, values and commitments to each other, in ways that are responsive to our present moral dilemmas and challenges.”
In this room we have displayed a copy of the Indian Constitution (a pre-1977 version) and there are no restrictions on visitors as to how they engage with it. We encourage the visitors to go through the world’s longest written Constitution and try to understand its different elements. Knowledge of constitutional rights is essential for every citizen and the inaccessibility of the same is what we’re trying to overcome in this particular space of the museum. In addition to the Constitution’s presence, the space also has panels that display the human rights movement that spanned several years, for getting the inhuman practice of manual scavenging banned by the law of the land.