NEHRUJI KA PRAVACHAN
The first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Gangeshwar Dham on 22- 11 1963
Shri Guru Mahraj , brothers and sisters,
I have come here at your invitation and am very happy to be here. I did not know that I shall have to give any kind of speech.
I had come here to listen and to take the ashirwaad /blessings of Guru Maharaj Shri Gangeshwaranandji , and if I am not able to speak much please excuse me.
Nowadays there are several crucial matters concerning our country and the world. The days of the kings are no more where their orders took care of everything.
This is a country of the people(Jantantra).
It would be surprising if the common people could understand and give suggestions about the problems of the country.
There are several important issues but fundamentally there is one thing we have to keep in mind as mentioned by the earlier speaker and that is to serve and preserve the ancient knowledge of our country and at the same time understand the needs of the modern day and time.
Today’s world is called a Scientific World and therefore we must understand science and make the country progress by science .
The first question is about unity and if this country did not have unity then it would have scattered into several pieces.
Infighting is an old disease and our country has always suffered from this.
Rajasthan has legends about several brave people and there are stories about their victories.
All these victories have been achieved after fights amongst themselves.
Consequently the whole country became weak!
This is the first lesson that we must learn .
The other one is Corruption and other wrong doings which have to be removed from this country first of all.
Our country cannot prosper,flourish and rise if we have these bad habits . Our people have to eliminate this and by doing
so our country will become strong and the progress will be expedited.
When I talked about unity, it is not the outward unity of politics but the unity of hearts .There are many religions in
our country that are very ancient.
There are many hindus and muslims and besides that we have many Christians who have been in this country for
nearly two thousand years.There are several other religions which should be respected by us which has been our old culture.
Samrat Ashok had inscribed this on the monuments .This has been the real strength of Bharat.We must remember
this and make our country pure by remembering these ideals.
All our problems can be resolved by doing this.I am happy that the saints of this ashram pay great attention to
achieve this unity and will do so in the future also .
They will remind the people about it time and again.
I know the saints will do a lot of work for the country.
WE shall also help them in turn and this way we can achieve victory and success in all endeavors.
Today you must have heard the tragic news about a great General who died in an air crash.We still do not know
how this happened. It has been told that the tail wing fell off and all the 7 or 8 people died.
They were good people and were senior officers .We are extremely grieved at this mishap.
The country has had a great loss.
They were trained officers and held responsible posts.
Anyway , all these things happen in the world all the time.
To just sit and lament and say-hai hai is no sign of bravery.
We have to put all our energies together and face all problems.
I want to thank Guru Mahraj and all the people for giving me an opportunity to come her and say a few words.
The first Prime Minister of India
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
on 22- 11 1963