Subhas Chandra Bose was amongst the new young Congress leaders to emerge in India in the 1930s. Through his speeches, he made known his ideas about independence and freedom and how an armed conflict was the only way of realising them. In this episode of Bharat ki Awaaz, watch some of his most famous speeches and how they made a deep impact on Indians, not just in India but in various parts of Asia, and why he went all the way to Singapore and Japan to build his army to fight the British in India.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi, is possibly the single most wellknown face of the Indian independence struggle all over the world. His words served as inspiration, wisdom, and a beacon to light the path towards a nonviolent independence struggle against the British Raj to establish a democratic state. In this context, through his speeches, he spoke about total freedom of speech for the press, dignity of labour, the idea of aatma shuddhi for achieving true peace, and the real meaning of Swaraj and freedom for India.
Indira Gandhi was one of the Prime Ministers of India who surprised everyone within and outside her party with the success of her leadership. She was initially seen as a leader who was pliant, but she soon proved that she was strongwilled and had some revolutionary ideas to put India on the path of economic freedom. In this episode of Bharat ki Awaaz, watch some of her most famous speeches, where she urges the youth to take an active part in the administration and progress of the country, reiterates India’s stand on peace and war, and reinforces the idea that democracy does not reside in administrative centres but among the common people and their actions.
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the brain behind the Constitution of India, made an inspiring speech detailing why certain tough decisions had to be taken by our leaders in the past to ensure a better future for the country and the struggles to ensure the Indian Constitution upheld the values for which India stood. Maulana Azad, the very first Education Minister of India, addressed the UNESCO National Committee and made this speech emphasizing the need for world peace and how there was a need for collective efforts to achieve this end. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, made a speech with his nowfamous slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’, where he elaborates how India has always wanted peace and friendship despite the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and the disputes with Pakistan. Rajiv Gandhi, the sixth Prime Minister of India, came to power in a period of extreme internal turbulence in the country owing to Operation Blue Star and the subsequent assassination of Indira Gandhi. This speech shows how he came into his own and became a strong political leader.
03 August 2020