Summary

Jawaharlal Nehru begins his speech “Tryst with Destiny” by saying that the Indian people made a promise to their destiny a long time ago and that the time has come for that promise to be fulfilled. He argues that this is a unique moment in India’s history when the people can finally be free, a moment when the government must pledge to work in the service of the people.

The speaker claims that India has gone through a historic voyage with ups and downs that have given her strength. He also claims that the future is now filled with opportunities, as long as the people are ready to accept their challenges.

Nehru argues that freedom comes with responsibility and that while the focus is now on the future, this does not mean forgetting a painful past. He claims the future is about hard work in the...

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