Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere receive India's highest honour -- the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding -- at a special ceremony in New Delhi on Saturday 917 January.
SV INT President Nyerere with Mrs. Gandhi and shaking hand with Pres. Ahmed and Mrs. Gandhi before sitting down
SV Parliamentary members seated
CU Mrs. Gandhi reads citation
CU Cameraman films as audience applauds
SV President Ahmed presents President Nyerere with Nehru Award
MRS. GANDHI: "Great are those who harness the tides of change rather than succumb to them. Not afraid to challenge the old gods or make innovations in time-honoured custom or establishment, they themselves become forces of rejuvenation and rebirth. Such a man is Julius K. Nyerere...President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Committed to the eradication of all forms of colonialism, racial discrimination and economic exploitation from the African continent, Julius Nyerere is a steadfast champion of African liberation movements. 'All human beings are equal,' President Nyerere has said, and: 'This being so, we have to accept that the exploitation, the humiliation, the suffering of all men--wherever it takes place--means the exploitation, suffering and humiliation of mankind. All men are reduced by it.' This deep concern for the oppressed makes him speak out against these evils in the councils of the world."
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Background: Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere receive India's highest honour -- the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding -- at a special ceremony in New Delhi on Saturday 917 January.
India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi read a citation honouring President Nyerere before the presentation. She referred to the Tanzanian leader as a "steadfast champion of African liberation movements" and said he had influenced her own thinking in many ways.
Indian President Fakhruddin Ahmed gave President Nyerere his award, and immediately after, Dr. Nyerere addressed the audience of Cabinet Ministers, diplomats and senior Government officials.
He used the address to call on "rich and powerful nations" to make a deliberate transfer of wealth to the poor countries as a step towards human equality.
"Until we have succeeded in creating a new economic order we shall not begin to move towards greater equality," he said.
According to Dr. Nyerere, the first responsibility of poor nations is to arouse and channel the power of their people to further their own development ... and not the profit of a few.
Dr. Nyerere will remain in India for three days. During his stay, he will have talks with Mrs. Gandhi and senior Ministers on the situation in Angola.
This film is serviced with part of Mrs. Gandhi's citation of President Nyerere. A transcript follows: