Don’t Deviate From the Pledge

Prof. K. D. Gangrade

Abstract


This brief but important article by Prof. K.D. Gangrade, former Pro-Vice
Chancellor, Delhi University, can be summed up in his words in the first two paras, “Among the tributes received in New Delhi within hours of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on 30 January 1948 was one from Sarojini Naidu who said: ‘May the soul of my master, my leader, my father, rest not in peace.Not in peace—my father—do not rest. Keep us to our pledge. Give us strength to fulfil our promises—to our heirs, your descendents, guardians of your dreams, fulfillers of India’s destiny.’ The force of her words reminds us that we should not rest till we are able to internalize in ourselves the twin principles of Truth and Non-violence in our thought and action. We should be optimistic and hope that we would be able to overcome the crisis facing us and the world.”
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