• Short Summary

    THE FIRST ALL PARTY NATIONAL INTEGRATION CONFERENCE WAS INAUGURATED IN NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28, BY DR.

  • Description

    THE FIRST ALL PARTY NATIONAL INTEGRATION CONFERENCE WAS INAUGURATED IN NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 28, BY DR. RADHAKRISHNAN, THE INDIAN VICE-PRESIDENT. THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE IS AIMED AT STRENGTHENING THE BONDS OF NATIONHOOD, SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAKENING LATELY WITH AN INCREASE IN COMMUNAL DISPUTES AND REGIONAL RIVALRIES.

    AMONG THE DISTINGUISHED AUDIENCE WERE PRIME MINISTER NEHRU, AND NATIONAL LEADERS; JAI PRAKASH NARAIN, ACHARYA KRIPLANI, ARUNA ASAF ALI; CHIEF MINISTERS OF STATES; AND UNION MINISTERS.

    DR. RADHAKRISHNAN, IN HIS INAUGURAL SPEECH, ATTACKED THE CONTINUED EXISTENCE OF THE CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA, DESPITE THE CONSTITUTIONAL BAN PLACED UPON IT. "UNTOUCHABILITY IS THE GREATEST BLOT ON OUR COUNTRY", HE SAID. "WE ARE AGAINST APARTHEID, BUT WHAT IS THE USE OF CONDEMNING IT ELSEWHERE IF WE HAVE NOT BANISHED IF FROM OUR OWN HEARTS?" HE CHARGED POLITICIANS WITH USING CASTE TO CATCH VOTES IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS, AND TO SECURE JOBS FOR SUPPORTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ONCHSW9V06EWXS15DJLQDHFW
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ONCHSW9V06EWXS15DJLQDHFW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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