Dr. Rajendra Prasad Quotes - Quotes and Speeches by First President of India

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Rajendra Prasad Quotes - Quotes and Speeches by First President of India
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Quotes
Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. A lawyer by training, Prasad became one of the major faces of Indian independence movement after joining Indian national congress.

There is no resting place for a nation or a people on their onward march.
Rajendra Prasad, January 26, 1950 Speech at Red Fort

In attaining our ideals,our means should be as pure as the end!
Rajendra Prasad

Today, for the first time in our long and chequered history, we find the whole of this vast land... brought together under the jurisdiction of one constitution and one union which takes over responsibility for the welfare of more than 320 million men and women who inhabit it.
Rajendra Prasad, January 26, 1950 Speech at Red Fort

We must re-dedicate ourselves on this day to the peaceful but sure realization of the dream that had inspired the Father of our Nation and the other captains and soldiers of our freedom struggle, the dream of establishing a classless, co-operative, free and happy society in 'his country'. We must remember that this is more a day of dedications than of rejoicing - dedication to the glorious task of making the peasants and workers the toilers and the thinkers fully free, happy and cultured.
Rajendra Prasad

Our constitution is comparatively a new constitution. It is based largely on the model of the British Constitution. As such it has history if not ancestry, which may well go back to centuries. It is being worked I venture to presume, successfully and to the satisfaction of all concerned although within the short period of 10 years, it has had to undergo not less than 7 amendments...The constitution is largely founded on the British Constitution. There are certain differences which are obvious. The British Constitution is a unitary constitution in which the Parliament is supreme, having no other authority sharing its power of legislation except such as may be delegated. Our constitution is a federal constitution in which the powers and functions of the Union Parliament and the State Legislatures are clearly defined and the one has no power or right to encroach upon the rights and powers reserved to the other.
Rajendra Prasad, November 28, 1960 Speech at laying foundation stone of the Law Institute of India building
 
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