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From the Archives: Report on the article that Nehru wrote for National Herald in 1945

Prime Minister Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru writes his impressions in the visitors' book after having visited the Soviet Exhibition Centre in Peking on October 27, 1954.Photo: The Hindu Archives   | Photo Credit: HSINHUA NEWS AGENCY

"NATIONAL HERALD" RESUMES

Published on November 30, 1945

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in an article entitled "Jai Hind" in the National Herald, which re-appeared today after more than three years, says:

"Three years nave passed and we start afresh — three years of war and tumult and sorrow and death, of hope and despair, of the sudden and spontaneous rising of the common man in India and its brutal suppression. Years of solitude to prison cells, and of thousands driven underground, homeless wanderers, keeping the flag of resistance high against tremendous odds. Years also of our blood and race, dreaming of Indian freedom, adopting, unknown to us. Methods different from ours to achieve it.

Pandit Nehru continues: "The World War has ended, appropriately with the atom bomb, not with a whimper but with a bang,and the United Nations glare at each other and behind a cover of fine phrases, snatch at the seaming spoils of victory.Imperialism, though dying, yet raises its head In India and elsewhere. In Indonesia, a gallant people, struggling for freedom, are bombed and shelled by British armies."

Messages of goodwill are published from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sardar Patel, Pandit Pant, Mrs. Pandit, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and a number ot friends from America. The paper will be edited by Mr. K. Rama Rao. — API


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