There have been many invasions against us. Now let us look at ourselves. My father was a saint. Like a great teacher, he expounded in simple language the philosophy of secularism. Without economic equality, and without equal opportunities for all, freedom could not be considered complete. Panditji was the great unifier of the Indian people.
But no government can support any deed or any action which would weaken the country, whatever be the price. The people must feel confident that they have the strength to do the job and I know that this strength is the in the masses. What Educated Women Can Do by Indira Gandhi at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations Of The Indraprastha College For Women New Delhi, India - November 23, 1974 2. Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India just prior to her assassination. They are self-perpetuating cliques who thrive by invoking the slogans of caste and religion and by enmeshing the living body of the Congress in their net of avarice.
One radical step followed boldly upon another, establishing beyond doubt where the sympathies of the Indian National Congress lay. Only a few countries, which have very small populations, have no unemployment. They proved to be good Indians. The enormous range and depth of industrial progress, centred on the public sector, has served the nation well. Whatever they have come to power, they have retarded social and economic progress.
Many distinguished delegates have come to this session from far and near, bringing to us the friendship and greetings of their parties and peoples. Would India once again become a petitioner in the chancelleries of the west? Let new ideas be brought in from different sources, so that in this scientific age India could progress. But thousands wait for decades while an elaborate and arcane machinery grids ever so slowly. She turned the searchlight on the internal social malaise that weakened the nation-the deprivation of the scheduled castes and the scheduled tribes, the social and economic backwardness of the minorities, communalism, casteism and narrow regional loyalties. It used to be described as the road to serfdom.
In India democracy, with all its claimant contention, is alive and vibrant. We should make freedom a reality for them. You simply could not have long hair and go in the villages and wash it every day. The inner strength of our people, their unbounded patriotism, their unshakable commitment to social justice, and their aspiration for a strong and prosperous India will destroy the ugliness and enrich the creative ground of India's greatness. It is not a case of strengthening the hands of Indira Gandhi alone. We have cherished our democracy. To the nameless and unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, we offer our humble tribute.
It was called operation Blue star. We have looked at others. But the responsibility to look after national interest is on the shoulder of every citizen of India. Political parties, State Governments and social organisations promote policies, programmes and ideologies which divide brother from brother and sister from sister. For such persons, the masses do not count.
India does not raise her voice only for her own sake. Do not challenge their intelligence, because then, your own credentials are in question. The author has put in his effort to produce that wonderful extract of that speech and submitted as a small article for the benefit of common man interested in history. They stood like one wall and faced the challenges. There are chronic problems, like poverty and economic backwardness.
As I stand before you this morning, my mind travels back to those fateful years when the Congress fought for India's freedom. Not for him the language of abuse and vitriol. So, when you lead a life, a particular kind of life, your clothes, your everything has to fit into that life if you are to be efficient. Gandhi was a superb leader for India and after death Mr. The history of our party tells us that, at each critical turning point, we took stock of our weaknesses and strengths to decide the direction we must take.