6 Inspirational Quotes on Nation Building
By Somali K Chakrabarti
As India prepares to celebrate its 69th Republic Day on 26th January to mark the day when the Constitution of India came into effect, the nation is set to welcome 10 ASEAN leaders. For the first time in the history of the Republic Day celebrations, ASEAN leaders from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei will be the chief guests at the Parade that will honour the bravery of its martyrs and soldiers.
Here are some quotes on Nation Building to capture the spirit of Republic Day.
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas. ~ Bhagat Singh
Great Nation is a nation that respects the services of the hero. ~ Soekarno
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Your pride for your country should not come after your country becomes great; your country becomes great because of your pride in it.
― Idowu Koyenikan
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen are important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation. ~ A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Adding two more quotes to the list, One is by Swami Vivekananda, who envisioned India as a modern, scientific nation with energetic young people, with foundation on the spiritual ideals of Vedanta. His words are relevant and worth remembering, even more, today when India has a youthful population and is making advancements in science and technology. Only when the principles of humanity, universality and inclusivity are upheld, the breakthrough in science will lay the basis for sustainable human development for generations to come.
Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfil, a destiny to reach. The mission of India has been to guide humanity. ~ Swami Vivekananda
Read more about the Swami Vivekananda’s life and teachings for the Youth
Adding on another quote shared by Mr Kamal Kothari of Vedanta Thoughts
No nation can ever hold up its head, far less take pride of place amongst the nations of the world, if the individuals of which it is comprised think of nothing but personal gain and self glorification. ~ Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
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