"Brothers and sisters, the long night is at last drawing to a close. Miseries
and sorrows are disappearing. Ours is a sacred country. She is gradually waking up, thanks
to the fresh breeze all around. Her might no one can overcome."
"Are you prepared for all sacrifices for the sake of our motherland? If you are,
then you can rid the land of poverty and ignorance. Do you know that millions of our
countrymen are starving and miserable? Do you feel for them? Do you so much as shed a tear
"Have you the courage to face any hurdles, however formidable? Have you the
determination to pursue your goal, even if those near and dear to you oppose you? You can
be free men only if you have confidence in yourselves. You should develop a strong
physique. You should shape your mind through study and mediation. Only then will victory
"I loved my motherland dearly before I went to America and England. After my
return, every particle of the dust of this land seems sacred to me."
Do you know who carried this message to every nook and corner in the whole continent of
Asia? It was Swami Vivekanda.