October 2nd marks the rd birthday anniversary of Mohandas K.
He called for determined, but passive resistance that signified the certitude that Gandhi foresaw for the movement, best described by his call to Do or Die.
Gandhi made this speech to help India gain Independence. Quit India Speech by Mahatma Gandhi Before you discuss the resolution, let me place before you one or two things, I want you to understand two things very clearly and to consider them from the same point of view from which I am placing them before you.
I ask you to consider it from my point of view, because if you approve of it, you will be enjoined to carry out all I say. It will be a great responsibility. There are people who ask me whether I am the same man that I was inor whether there has been any change in Gandhi commemorative speech.
You are right in asking that question. Let me, however, hasten to assure that I am the same Gandhi as I was in I have not changed in any fundamental respect.
I attach the same importance to non-violence that I did then. If at all, my emphasis on it has grown stronger. There is no real contradiction between the present resolution and my previous writings and utterances.
I want you to know and feel that there is nothing but purest Ahimsa in all that I am saying and doing today. The draft resolution of the Working Committee is based on Ahimsa, the contemplated struggle similarly has its roots in Ahimsa.
If, therefore, there is any among you who has lost faith in Ahimsa or is wearied of it, let him not vote for this resolution. Let me explain my position clearly. God has vouchsafed to me a priceless gift in the weapon of Ahimsa.
I and my Ahimsa are on our trail today. If in the present crisis, when the earth is being scorched by the flames of Himsa and crying for deliverance, I failed to make use of the God given talent, God will not forgive me and I shall be judged unworthy of the great gift.
I must act now. I may not hesitate and merely look on, when Russia and China are threatened. In a violent struggle, a successful general has been often known to effect a military coup and to set up a dictatorship.
But under the Congress scheme of things, essentially non-violent as it is, there can be no room for dictatorship.
A non-violent soldier of freedom will covet nothing for himself, he fights only for the freedom of his country. The Congress is unconcerned as to who will rule, when freedom is attained. The power, when it comes, will belong to the people of India, and it will be for them to decide to whom it placed in the entrusted.
May be that the reins will be placed in the hands of the Parsis, for instance-as I would love to see happen-or they may be handed to some others whose names are not heard in the Congress today.
It has thought always in terms of the whole nation and has acted accordingly. I know how imperfect our Ahimsa is and how far away we are still from the ideal, but in Ahimsa there is no final failure or defeat.
I have faith, therefore, that if, in spite of our shortcomings, the big thing does happen, it will be because God wanted to help us by crowning with success our silent, unremitting Sadhana for the last twenty-two years.
I believe that in the history of the world, there has not been a more genuinely democratic struggle for freedom than ours. But it is my conviction that inasmuch as these struggles were fought with the weapon of violence they failed to realize the democratic ideal.
In the democracy which I have envisaged, a democracy established by non-violence, there will be equal freedom for all. Everybody will be his own master.
It is to join a struggle for such democracy that I invite you today. Once you realize this you will forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims, and think of yourselves as Indians only, engaged in the common struggle for independence.
Then, there is the question of your attitude towards the British. I have noticed that there is hatred towards the British among the people.
The people say they are disgusted with their behaviour. The people make no distinction between British imperialism and the British people. To them, the two are one.Said Sidiqi Comm Professor Butler Commemorative Speech – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing”.
He was a man certainly worthy of praise as he did both. He lived those words by writing and doing as much as he could.
Said Sidiqi Comm Professor Butler Commemorative Speech – Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing”.
He was a man certainly worthy of praise as he did both. [ The following is the concluding portion of Gandhiji’s speech before the A.I.C.C. at Bombay on `42 which was delivered in English:] I have taken such an inordinately long time over pouring out, what was agitating my soul, to those whom I had just now the privilege of serving.
Oct 12, · Speech on Mahatma Gandhi. Tony Thurmond's Powerful Speech to Win the CA Democratic Party Endorsement - Duration: Tony Thurmond for Superintendent of Public Instruction 3, views. Commemorative Speech Christy Lee Introduction I) How many of you remember your dreams?
a. (have volunteers share) b. Thank you for sharing. II) I ask this because I typically do not remember my dreams. a. But, for some reason, last night I dreamt that my father had suddenly died.
b. I do not recall the exact details, but as you might imagine, I woke up with a heavy heart%(4). Specific Purpose: To commemorate the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi Central Idea/Thesis Statement: Gandhi is considered to be one of the most influential and.