• We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

    Jawaharlal Nehru (195?). “Important speeches: being a collection of most significant speeches delivered from 1922 to 1951”
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