“Secularism is a compelling necessity for a country as diverse as India” said Congress president Sonia Gandhi while addressing an international conference organised on the occasion to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Delhi’s Vigyan bhawan on Monday. In 1947, India was a new born state, in turmoil after partition. Pandit Nehru brought stability and hope. His ultimate objective was not merely India's freedom but human freedom. Pandit Nehru put the country on the path of modernization, industrialization and social reform. Nehru was a man of letters who interpreted India to the World and the World to India. It is up to our young generation to ensure that the solid foundations that Nehru had built are strengthened further” said Sonia Gandhi. “Secularism was an article of faith for Nehru” she added.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi while speaking at the concluding session of the International Conference organised by the Congress party to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, said that Nehru never believed in violence. “I wish we could see some of Nehru's India... Nehru's ideas and politics are relevant even today. There are attempts to destroy Nehru's legacy today. Nehru is an ancient idea but still part of living India; It is important to preserve Nehru's India where all live in peace, a secular India. Nehru was a man of idea was never an ideologue; he never imposed his ideas on anyone. Nehru had thanked British for imprisoning him as he could a learn a lot from jail life and to be free from anger. Nehru tried to merge with India and India in turn merged with Nehru. Nehru believed strongly that everyone has the right to have their own views. What really hurts me today, is how we can condemn people because their ideas are not of our own. India became a democracy with all freedom due to Pt Nehru. India built a democratic movement with no bloodshed, no violence under the leader ship of great persons like Nehru. Nehru never believed in violence. Democracy is not a ritual that takes place in every 5 years. It is the process of involving & empowering the weakest. More than a man Nehru had a dynamic way of thinking ; so let us not diminish Nehru; let us learn from him. Let us learn from Nehru's examples, his ideas of freedom; never suppress any idea” he said.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Bilaspur on Saturday where botched sterilization surgeries left 13 women dead. The Congress leader slammed the state government for the tragedy. “I am meeting people since morning, I’m very saddened by things they told me. Sterilisation deaths isn't just a case of medical negligence, but a case of corruption. Health Minister and the govt responsible for the incident in Bilaspur and they should be answerable. Govt doesn't want to accept its responsibility and trying to hide things. When mother of a family suffer from anything, the entire family gets hurt”, said Rahul Gandhi.
Monday, November 24, 2014
New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while addressing a function to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Delhi’s Talkatora stadium on Thursday, launched a severe attack against the forces in the country who are attempting to wipe out the legacy of Pt. Nehru. “Today attempts are being made to get rid of Nehru's ideology, legacy and vision. Those who are indulging to destroy Nehru Ji’s ideals are not just attacking a person, but they are attacking a strong ideology, vision and great selfless efforts, services and contributions for our country. Nehru always dreamt for a strong, self reliant India whose people are bound with the principle of unity in diversity” said Sonia Gandhi.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a function to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying that those who have launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan are spreading poison in the society. “Today, the very basis that was made of love and brotherhood is in danger. Our Nation is our home. Photo ops are being organised with brooms in hand and walls being whitewashed in the name of ‘clean India’ campaign, while on the other side the poison of communalism is being spread. They weaken our strong foundation that was built on affection and brotherhood” said the Congress leader.