Rajiv Gandhi Famous Quotes in English

Rajiv Gandhi Famous Quotes For Students, Kids

Rajiv Gandhi Famous Quotes: Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, and served as India’s prime minister from the age of 41 years from October 31, 1984 to December 1, 1989.

Rajiv Gandhi Famous Quotes

He became the 6th and the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. He attended college in the United Kingdom and returned as a professional pilot to India in 1966. He stayed out of politics and led a domestic life with his wife and two children in Delhi. However, after the death of his younger brother, he reluctantly entered politics. Rajiv’s first political achievement was winning the Amethi Lok Sabha elections in the year 1981. After the assassination of the them Prime Minister and his mother, Indira Gandhi, he was made the ‘Prime Minister’ of India. Rajiv contributed towards expanding and revamping the education sector. ‘Indira Gandhi Open University’ was established under his guidance and the new education policy. Besides the laurels, his office tenure was mired in controversies. In 1991, he was assassinated by a suicide bomber from LTTE while he was campaigning for the upcoming elections. He was posthumously awarded the ‘Bharat Ratan’ which is the highest civilian award in India. Let is browse through the quotes and sayings by Rajiv Gandhi which will surely inspire and motivate you.

Rajiv Gandhi Famous Quotes For Students And Children

  • India is an old country, but young nation; and like the young everywhere we are impatient. I am young, and I too have a dream. I dream of an India strong, independent and self-reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world in the service of mankind.
  • For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
  • Women are the social conscience of a country. They hold our societies together.
  • Every person should take a lesson from history. We should understand that wherever there have been internal fights and conflicts in the country, the country has been weakened. Due to this, the danger from outside increases. The country has to pay a big price due to this type of weakness.
  • Development is not about factories, dams and roads. Development is about people. The goal is material, cultural and spiritual fulfillment for the people. The human factor is of supreme value in development.
  • Education must be a great equalizer in our society. It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years.
  • Thinking of this University [Ambedkar University] today, we are reminded of Mahatma Gandhi because if there was anyone who fought for the weak in India, the first one to raise his voice for Scheduled Castes, that was Gandhi ji. There were social workers before him but not any people who raised this matter in the political arena as he did.
  • Our task today is to bring India to the threshold of the twenty-first century, free of burden of poverty, legacy of our colonial past, and capable of meeting the rising aspirations of our people.
  • We must see that regional imbalances in the growth of various parties of the country are removed and all the states progress evenly. We shall ensure that all citizens of the country get full opportunity to contribute their might towards India’s progress.
  • If farmers become weak the country loses self-reliance but if they are strong, freedom also becomes strong. If we do not maintain our progress in agriculture, poverty cannot be eliminated from India. But our biggest poverty alleviation programme is to improve the living standard of our farmers. The thrust of our poverty alleviation programmes is on the uplift of the farmers.
  • Better a brain drain than a brain in the drain.
  • It is compartmentalization of India into rigidly separated rural and urban settlements that has been the worst legacy of the colonial system of local-self government.
  • India missed the Industrial Revolution; it cannot afford to miss the Computer Revolution.
  • A responsive administration is tested most at the point of interface between the administration and the people.
  • The world is changing much too fast for us to have a moribund system which is not flexible, which cannot evolve and develop with changes in our society, in our country, as they come about in the world.
  • Instead of understanding the crisis facing the country and helping the country, the opposition wants to weaken the country by its deeds.
  • The terrorists are busy in and outside the country in such activities which are a danger to the unity and integrity of the country.
  • If my mother gets help from it, then I will enter politics.
  • She was mother not only to me but to the whole nation. She served the Indian people to the last drop of her blood.

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