The dedication ceremony of the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial - Critics Speak
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There was not a dry eye in the audience... the young voices of the future, proudly and clearly recited the sacred ideals of democracy... the resonance of the young voices brought a lump to every throat... lofty ideals of our democratic ethos recited by youg boys and girls, fired with unsullied hopes and ideals.
At Sriperumbudur, when the President of India dedicated the Rajiv Ninaivakam to the nation, the young children gathered there gave me fresh hope. Indian democracy will live for a thousand years and what my generation could not achieve, namely communal amity and social justice, will be the stepping stones and bench mark with which the coming generation will prove its worth.
Jayanthi Natarajan, Sunday Express, October 19, 2003