Monday, August 16, 2010

Hope for decades to come

It was Jawaharlal Nehru who said:

  • A new star rises, the star of freedom in the East, a new hope comes into being, a vision long cherished materialises. May the star never set and that hope never be betrayed.

And then:

  • We rejoice in that freedom, even though clouds surround us, and many of our people are sorrow-stricken and difficult problems encompass us. But freedom brings responsibilities and burdens and we have to face them in the spirit of a free and disciplined people.

Further, what has been achieved then is not to hope down them but create new sins as below:

  • The future beckons to us. Whither do we go and what shall be our endeavour? To bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India. To fight and end poverty and ignorance and disease. To build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive nation, and to create social, economic and political institutions which will ensure justice and fullness of life to every man and woman.

Some says when you smile even in abject poverty it cost nothing and alas it has continued for so long by just hoping when the true individual economic freedom will arrive. So let’s hope the sons of east will one day turn to be centre of the world as a giant!

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