President Pranab Mukherjee reminded the press of his role in launching a commemorative edition of the National Congress of the Herald party. Rashtrapati Bhavan presented only excerpts from the first part of the speech.
In fact, it is a privilege for me to be here with you on this happy occasion and receive the first copy of the revived National Herald. Today, a soldier and a witness to the national struggle against freedom rose again.
National Herald began its journey in the dark days of the colonial years. It was a time when subjects refused to submit as their destiny. They longed to be citizens free from a free land; Owners of their destination.
National Herald gave the floor to the freedom movement, but this has given voice to the hopes and aspirations of all Indians. They represented a cause, the cause of freedom. Trade considerations were always secondary and almost non-existent.
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, for every Indian that moment the aspirations of freedom were not only a change in the management of politics, but to create a new India for all Indians.
Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad and many others, through the newspaper, gave voice to the struggle for freedom. The British closed the newspaper for three years August 15, 1942 in the standing movement of India, which has already been launched by the Indian National Congress on August 8, 1942.
The immediate cause and the alleged provocation of the leaders of that time to come largely from National Herald was because of an editorial that appeared in the document entitled “Vande Mataram.” Rama Rao His publisher was imprisoned for writing against the inhumane conditions of freedom fighters in jail.
The article marked his return with an editorial entitled “Jai Hind” written by Panditji himself. The editorial represents the aspiration of all Indians to free themselves from the chains of slavery.
Under the head of the National Herald, Pandit Nehru had written the words “Freedom is in danger defends it with all its force.”
Those words may have been written in 1939, but they have application and relevance for all times, every time freedom is in danger and really dangerous.
Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, freedom and that vigilance can not be passive and active vigilance is the necessity of the moment. Our struggle for freedom was given by Mahatma’s commitment to truth and non-violence.
In a world in which we consider well-being Mahatma told the world that the media were as important as the end.
Our struggle was then freedom against the oppression of foreign domination. Our struggle today is to overcome the demons of poverty, hunger and disease, according to the processing characteristics of our Constitution, which has just been released.
An instrument to administer the country, but that was the most important magnetic card of social, economic transformation …
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, as well as the prime minister, who used to write very often to his friends. As part of the correspondence, immediately after the finalization of the draft Constitution, where the people of India have been granted rights,