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Independence Day Speech

  • Date Submitted: 10/22/2013 08:05 AM
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Honourable Chief Guest of the day, distinguished guests for the occasion,teachers, parents and all my dear friends. This day 15th August of every year is a golden day engraved in the history of the world. On the night of August 15, 1947, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru rose to make a maiden speech in New Delhi, “When the world sleeps. India will wake to life and freedom.” Yes, India became free from the bondage of British rule. Our ancestors by achieving independence, establishing a Democracy and giving a constitution in January 1950, set us off in the right direction. But somewhere along the line we lost direction. An   in-depth soul searching and analysis of our achievements till date reveals that we drifted away from the goals and duties entrusted upon us. We have miserably failed to realize the dreams envisioned for us by our ancestors. WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA   having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN, SECULAR and DEMOCRATic country with   JUSTICE ,LIBERTY EQUALITY and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the nation.
We must honestly reply whether the above said condition is prevailing???
How can we call ourselves SOVEREIGN & SECULAR when we have ceded territories to other countries after independence, when our citizens are constant victims of cross border terrorism, when there are regular incidents like Godhra Riots & burning of Sabarmati Express, When Pundits of Kashmir live like refugees in their own country?
The bottom line is that we have failed to achieve any of the objectives of our constitution even after the passage of half a century of independence. The problems in India (corruption, red tape, terrorism etc…) have remained the same since the first breath of independence. we have continued to elect the same representatives over and over again. Inarguably Our healthy liberal democracy remains the best system of governance but invariably the governance ends up in the hands of few people who turn out to be...


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