Read the Following Very Different Statements Made in August 1947: “Today You Have Worn on Your Heads a Crown of Thorns. the Seat of Power is a Nasty Thing. You Have to Remain Ever Wakeful on that Seat - Political Science

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Read the following very different statements made in August 1947 :

“Today you have worn on your heads a crown of thorns. The seat of power is a nasty thing. You have to remain ever wakeful on that seat… you have to be more humble and forbearing… now there will be no end to your being tested. ”-M.K, Gandhi

“....India will awake to a life of freedom…. we step out from, the old to the new…. we end, today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity …” -Jawaharlal Nehru

Spell out the agenda of nation building that flows from these two statements. Which one appeals more to you and why?

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Solution

These two statements focus on the agenda of secularism, democracy, sovereignty and freedom. It focuses on the path which will lead to the real development and prosperity of our country. The first statement appeals to me more than the second one because it invokes the countrymen to remain awake, alert and conscious as it is not the end of our struggle. The time to build the nation initiates now.

Concept: Nehru'S Approach to Nation-building;
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NCERT Class 12 Political Science - Politics in India since Independence
Chapter 1 challenges of nation Building
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 24
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