Category: Persuasive

The Light has gone out of our lives by Jawaharlal Nehru 0

The Light has gone out of our lives by Jawaharlal Nehru

Venue: Address to the nation broadcasted over All India Radio after assassination of Mahatma Gandhi Date: January 30, 1948 Friends and Comrades, The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. I do not know what to tell you and how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the Father of the Nation,...

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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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Longest Speech in UN by V.K. Krishna Menon

Venue:  United Nations Security Council Date: 23 January 1957 The speech being unusually too long (160 pages of pure bliss)  is not being reproduced in toto though the complete speech can be read here. Menon was replying to a letter on Kashmir addressed to the UN Security Council by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Pakistan on 2 January 1957.  The Pakistan...

Trial of 1922 speech by Gandhiji 0

Trial of 1922 speech by Gandhiji

The historical trial of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri. Shankarlal Ghelabhai Banker, editor, and printer and publisher respectively of Young India, on charges under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code, was held on Saturday, 18th March 1922, before Mr. C. N. Broomfield, I. C. S., District and Sessions Judge, Ahmedabad. Sir J. T. Strangman, Advocate-General, with Rao Bahadur Girdharlal...

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...