10 Of the Greatest & Inspirational Indian Speeches In History - Video

It’s all about the Power of words that made us think how to look forward in life. And if the words come from the bunch of spec...

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10 Of the Greatest & Inspirational Indian Speeches In History - Video

It’s all about the Power of words that made us think how to look forward in life. And if the words come from the bunch of special persons who are our idols meant us a lot. Relating this with people who we admire, watch and who has left a mark in our lives, has changed the fate of the country has prominently transformed the many lives. Some people agree with those speeches while some not, however, there are few exceptional speeches by the Indian fighters who have left a great impact on millions.

Take a look on the brilliant yet great speeches by Indian who have brought the nation together.

Rabindranath Tagore – 1941

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Alas this was the last speech by Rabindranath Tagore in 1941 at Santiniketan. His words were very thrilled and have left many to think on it. 


As I look around I see the crumbling ruins of a proud civilization strewn like a vast heap of futility. And yet I shall not commit the grievous sin of losing faith in Man. I would rather look forward to the opening of a new chapter in his history after the cataclysm is over and the atmosphere rendered clean with the spirit of service and sacrifice. Perhaps that dawn will come from this horizon, from the East where the sun rises. A day will come when unvanquished Man will retrace his path of conquest, despite all barriers, to win back his lost human heritage.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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When he came out of the jail after 6 years he gave this speech to revitalize the spirit of nationalism. His powerful words played an important part in the national movement.

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Freedom is my birthright. So long as it is awake within me, i am not old. No weapon can cut this spirit, no fire can burn it, no water can wet it, no wind can dry it.

Mahatma Gandhi

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The born freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi was the brilliant gem. The speech delivered on the eve of Quit India Movement by him in 1942 is considered as the greatest speech ever given by any Indian. 

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Here is a mantra, a short one, that I give you. You may imprint it on your hearts and let every breath of yours give expression to it. The mantra is : ‘Do or Die’. We shall either free India or die in the attempt; we shall not live to see the perpetuation of our slavery. Every true Congressman or woman will join the struggle with an inflexible determination not to remain alive to see the country in bondage and slavery. Let that be your pledge.

Here is a footage taken 5 days before he gave the speech.


Indian Delegate V.K. Krishna Menon

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V.K Krishna Menon delivered 8 hours speech on 23rd January, 1957. It is the longest speech delivered in the UNSC (United Nations Security Council). 

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Why is that we have never heard voices in connection with the freedom of people under the suppression and tyranny of Pakistani authorities on the other side of the cease-fire line? Why is it that we have not heard here that in ten years these people have not seen a ballot paper? With what voice can either the Security Council or anyone coming before it demand a plebiscite for a people on our side who exercise franchise, who have freedom of speech, who function under a hundred local bodies?

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee is one of the most popular Indian politicians. He is a leader, a poet who always hooked up his listeners whenever he spoke. His words about Indo –US relationship is considered as the best speech in history ever given by any Indian leader.

Full speech here

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Abdul Kalam

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How can we forget such a legend personality like Abdul Kalam when chatting about the greatest Indian speeches in history? He delivered the speech at IIT, Hyderabad where he showcased on the visions for India is unforgettable.

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Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why? We are the first in milk production.We are number one in Remote sensing satellites. We are the second largest producer of wheat. We are the second largest producer of rice. Look at Dr. Sudarshan; he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

YOU say that our government is inefficient. YOU say that our laws are too old. YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it? 


A Speech By Swami Vivekananda in Chicago

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This speech at the World Parliament of Religions, Chicago delivered by Swami Vivekananda is still identified as his best speech. 

Do I wish that the Christian would become Hindu? God forbid. Do I wish that the Hindu or Buddhist would become Christian? God forbid. The seed is put in the ground, and earth and air and water are placed around it. Does the seed become the earth, or the air, or the water? No. It becomes a plant, it develops after the law of its own growth, assimilates the air, the earth, and the water, converts them into plant substance, and grows into a plant. Similar is the case with religion. The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.

Watch full speech here

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Jawahar Lal Nehru - 14th August 1947

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Jawahr Lal Nehru was always been the favorite of the people. The Tryst with Destiny” speech was delivered by him on 14th August 1947. The speech focused on the 100 year struggle against the British Empire in India. 

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Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of India and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.

Subash Chandra Bose

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His words Give me Blood and I Will Give You Freedom” became the anthem of the youth for the struggle. He had different ideas of freeing India against British empires. His speech became inspiration for the youth at large. 

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We should have but one desire today- the desire to die so that India may live- the desire to face a martyr’s death, so that the path to freedom may be paved with the martyr’s blood. Friends! my comrades in the War of Liberation! Today I demand of you one thing, above all. I demand of you blood. It is blood alone that can avenge the blood that the enemy has spilt. It is blood alone that can pay the price of freedom. Give me blood and I promise you freedom.

Narayan Murthy’s Speech

The greatest Indian Speech in History involves the speech delivered by Narayan Murthy at Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management. 

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Most of our behaviour comes from greed, lack of self-confidence, lack of confidence in the nation, and lack of respect for the society. To borrow Gandhi’s words: There is enough in this world for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed. Let us work towards a society where we would do unto others what we would have others do unto us. Let us all be responsible citizens who make our country a great place to live.

Absolutely these speeches have given us a bunch of motivational words to make the difference in the entire world, the way how we look to the entire world is where we stand.


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