What India Needs Today

Topics: Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian National Congress, Indian independence movement Pages: 3 (983 words) Published: February 12, 2013
“What India Needs today”
In the most famous speech of our 1st Prime Minister Late Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the “Freedom At Midnight”, he quoted :
“ Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” - unquote. Good Morning to one and all gathered here!
As a proud Indian, it gives me great sense of feeling to re-iterate these words of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru! From the phase of being a Golden bird to that of being under colonial rule which exploited her to the worst and yet again building herself back to the days of glory, India has witnessed inumerous Histories. From time immemorial, India has always been the eye attraction for all. From the Aryans & Dravidians to the Persian Invaders, from the Mughals to the Britishers, everyone had their own story in shaping India for their dreams. As we prepare to enjoy 64th year of Independence we owe a lot to those silent souls whose tears, sweat, and blood made us today again to stand in the realms of glory.

Since Independence, India has planned well and implemented effective programmes that led to a major development of the country at a fast pace. The Governments which came in power after Independence continued to focus on development at all levels, starting from development of villages and then coming to cities with prime focus to develop better healthcare services in the country, providing better education to the masses, eradicating several fatal diseases, promoting the service industry and increasing the quality of life. We again must never forget great men of their times like “M.S. Swaminathan – father of Green Revolution”, “Dr.Verghese Kurian – father of White Revolution” and even great visionaries like our Ex-Prime Minister Late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi who brought forth the Sanchar Kranti in the country. It was because...
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