By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 13: Renowned Gandhian SN Subba Rao has said that people of India no longer feel freedom as corruption, nepotism and the like have killed the very spirit of 'freedom'.
The Gandhian interacted with the media at Gauhati Press Club today when he exchanged his views with mediamen on 'socio-economic and political situation in India and the youth mentality in the Northeast'.
When asked what is his memorable event which is still alive in his mind, the Gandhian said: "The scene of the Union Jack being downed and the Tricolour going up in the mid-night of August 14 and 15, 1947 is still fresh in my mind. At that time, we felt freedom which is lacking now. Corruption, nepotism, etc., has killed what we called freedom. Now people are in a race to mint money, no matter how."
"We could bring the dacoits of Chambal back to the mainstream. We, a team of Ganghians, had a meeting with the dacoits of Chambal that let us know that the solution to a problem can never be the gun. To solve a problem, one has to bring changes within oneself. This is a time-taking process that needs patience," the Gandhian said.
When asked how India can be freed from corruption, Rao said: "Corruption will start dying when the 27 crore Indians will feel proud to be Indians, this is our country and help each other in every field."