In the democracy which I have envisaged, a democracy established by non-violence, there will be equal freedom for all. Everybody will be his own master. It is to join a struggle for such democracy that I invite you today."--- Mahatma Gandhi during his Quit India speech, August 8, 1942
The field of battle lies before you, the flag of India beckons to you, and freedom herself awaits your coming... Who lives if India dies? Who dies if India lives?" --- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru urging people to join Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March on March 12, 1931 "Let us always remember that we are all children of our mother country. Indeed,
I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Hinduism … our innermost prayer should be a Hindu should be a better Hindu, a Muslim a better Muslim, a Christian a better Christian." ---Mahatma Gandhi (Young India: January 19, 1928) "We talk about a secular state in India.
I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man woman whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him her. Will he she gain anything by it?
To say that a single human being, because of his birth, becomes an untouchable, unapproachable, or invisible, is to deny God.” --- Mahatma Gandhi “So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.”--- Babasaheb Dr B.R Ambedkar “To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself,
The object of the Indian National Congress is the well-being and advancement of the people of India and the establishment in India, by peaceful and constitutional means, of a Socialist State based on Parliamentary Democracy in which there is equality of opportunity and of political, economic and social rights and which aims at world peace and fellowship.”
The Indian National Congress bears true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established and to the principles of socialism, secularism and democracy and would uphold the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.