Category: Inspirational

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The dawn of freedom speech by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Venue: Parliament of India Date: 14th August 1947 Situation: This speech has an interesting, if little known, origin. Jawaharlal Nehru had requested Dr. Radhakrishnan to speak after him on the night of August 14th at the Indian Constituent Assembly. With the request came a directive. Nehru told Radhakrishnan once he was called upon to speak, he should continue till midnight so...

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Go Kiss the World by Subroto Bagchi

Venue: IIM, Bangalore Date: March 2006 I was the last child of a small-time government servant, in a family of five brothers. My earliest memory of my father is as that of a District Employment Officer in Koraput, Orissa. It was, and remains as back of beyond as you can imagine. There was no electricity; no primary school nearby and...

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My Vision For India by APJ Abdul Kalam

Venue: IIT Hyderabad, Telangana, India Date: 25 May 2011 I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards the Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted...

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Give me blood speech by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose

Venue: Burma Date: July 1944 Give me blood and I shall give you freedom Friends! 12 months ago a new programme of total mobilization or maximum sacrifice was placed before Indians in East Asia. Today I shall give you an account of our achievements during the past year and shall place before you are demands for the coming year. But,...

BHU foundation stone speech by Gandhiji 0

BHU foundation stone speech by Gandhiji

Venue: Opening of Banaras Hindu University on invitation of Pandit Malaviya Situation: Banaras was in a state of siege as  Lord Hardinge had come specially to lay the foundation-stone of the University Date: 4th February 1916 I wish to tender my humble apology for the long delay that took place before I was able to reach this place. And you will readily...