10 Inspiring Quotes By Rajiv Gandhi.August 20, 2020
Rajiv Gandhi, in full Rajiv Ratna Gandhi, (born August 20, 1944, Bombay [Mumbai], India—died May 21, 1991, Sriperumbudur, near Madras [now Chennai]), Indian politician and government official who rose to become the leader of the Congress (I) Party (a faction of the Indian National Congress [Congress Party] established in 1981) and served as prime minister of India (1984–89) after the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi, in 1984. He was himself assassinated in 1991.
Inspiring Quotes By Rajiv Gandhi:
1) The world is changing much too fast for us to have a moribund system which is not flexible, which cannot evolve and develop with changes in our society, in our country, as they come about in the world.
2) Instead of understanding the crisis facing the country and helping the country, the opposition wants to weaken the country by its deeds.
3) Our task today is to bring India to the threshold of the twenty-first century, free of burden of poverty, legacy of our colonial past, and capable of meeting the rising aspirations of our people.
4) The freedom movement transformed the status of women. Women fought along with men as comrades. In the process, the shackles that had bound them fell away.
5) We must see that regional imbalances in the growth of various parties of the country are removed and all the states progress evenly. We shall ensure that all citizens of the country get full opportunity to contribute their might towards India’s progress. – Rajiv Gandhi.
6) I had no love for politics. I treasured the privacy of my family life. My mother respected both these sentiments. Then my brother, Sanjay was killed in the prime of his life. It broke a mother’s heart. It did not break a Prime Minister’s will. Without even a day’s break, she carried on her noble task single-minded in fulfilling her pledge to her people. There is a loneliness that only a bereaved mother can know…she called to me in her loneliness.
I went to her side. At her instance, I left my love for flying at her instance I joined her as a political aide. From her I learned my first political lessons. It was she who urged me to respond to the insistent demand from the constituency and the part to take my brother’s place as Member of Parliament for Amethi. With her blessings I was made General Secretary of my party asking me to accept the challenge of stepping into her shoes. In accepting this challenge I fulfilled a national duty and a filial duty of a son to a mother.
7) Education must be a great equaliser in our society. It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years.
8) For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
9) A right value system must be built into our education system. We must be very clear that religion and politics must be separated and there must be a very clear definition of the difference between spirituality of the religion and its rituals and dogmas. We must be clear that secularism as we understand it is not only anti-religion or non-religion; it is only the separation of government from religion. Religion has a great role to play in the development process of our nation and we should do nothing to undermine it.
10) If farmers become weak the country loses self-reliance but if they are strong, freedom also becomes strong. If we do not maintain our progress in agriculture, poverty cannot be eliminated from India.But our biggest poverty alleviation programme is to improve the living standard of our farmers. The thrust of our poverty alleviation programmes is on the uplift of the farmers.
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