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As India Turns 75

As India Turns 75

 

On 15 August 1947, Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, laid down his vision for India, while making his speech before the Constituent Assembly. In Prasad’s words,

Let us resolve to create conditions in this country when every individual will be free and provided with the wherewithal to develop and rise to his fullest stature, when poverty and squalor and ignorance and ill-health will have vanished, when the distinction between high and low, between rich and poor, will have disappeared, when religion will not only be professed and preached and practised freely but will have become a cementing force for binding man to man and not serve as a disturbing and disrupting force dividing and separating, when untouchability will have been forgotten like an unpleasant night dream, when exploitation of man by man will have ceased.

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