Respected principal, Teachers and My
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “ A man who is made
for freedom has got to take tremendous risks and stake everything.” It was this
inspiration that brought about our freedom. Yes, it was because our freedom
fighters took tremendous risks and staked everything, that we breathe the free
air of independence today. But, my friends, the task is not over. We have to
take tremendous risks and stake everything in order to safeguard our freedom.
And freedom from what? From corruption, communalism, illiteracy and poverty.
The struggle for freedom is still going on. The fight continues unabated. Shall
we prove to be citizens of substance or citizens of straw? This is the question
we have to ask ourselves today. Shall we let this wonderful country of ours be
ruined by the social, economic and political ills that have beset it? Shall we
not make our country a truly liberated nation? Shall we not re-establish the
glorious traditions and high moral aims which inspired our forefathers? It is
for us, today, to look into ourselves, reflect and act.