Lord Willing­don speaks to stu­dents.

The Hindu - - OPED -

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion of the an­niver­sary day of the Dec­can Col­lege [in Poona] this af­ter­noon, His Ex­cel­lency Lord Willing­don ad­dressed a few words of ad­vice to the stu­dents. In­dia, said His Ex­cel­lency, had by rea­son of her loy­alty dur­ing the present cri­sis been taken as a real gen­uine part­ner in the Bri­tish Em­pire. The Sec­re­tary of State for In­dia had made a pro­nounce­ment that the nat­u­ral goal of Bri­tish Rule in In­dia was re­spon­si­ble Gov­ern­ment. The present stu­dents be­ing the fu­ture cit­i­zens of In­dia, the con­duct of pub­lic af­fairs would soon fall on them and as such His Ex­cel­lency pro­ceeded to ask, “Did they re­alise what it means in pol­i­tics?” His Ex­cel­lency had found a great deal of loose talk­ing and loose writ­ing by peo­ple who were de­scribed as lead­ers. Much was gen­er­ally said which was un­fair. His Ex­cel­lency there­fore urged the stu­dents to think out big ques­tions for them­selves in­stead of al­low­ing them­selves to be led away by what oth­ers say.

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