dated October 8, 1954: Nehru on astrology

Prime Minister Nehru has expressed the doubt whether stars were taking as much interest in the people of India as the latter were taking in them. Laying the foundation stone of the Central Labour Institute in Bombay on October 7, he said many Indians firmly believed that the days of miracles were not over. "They believe that what they cannot do for themselves, the stars will do for them. I do not understand why stars should be so interested in us," he said.