• We stand then for freedom, because we claim the right to develop our own individuality and evolve our own destiny along our own lines, unembarrassed by what Western civilisation has to teach us and unhampered by the institutions which the West has imposed.

    "Deshabandhu Chitta Ranjan: brief survey of life and work, provincial conference speeches, Congress speeches". Book by Chitta Ranjan Das, Rajen Sen, B.K. Sen, "Undelivered presidential address for the session of Indian Congress held at Ahmedabad in December 1921", 1926.