“What I want you to understand is the message of Asia.
It is not to be learnt through the western spectacles or by imitating the atom bomb.
If you want to give a message of truth.
I do not want merely to appeal to your head.
I want to capture to your heart.”
Mahatma Gandhi’s Speech at the Asian Relations Conference on 2 April 1947 organized by ICWA
“…Asia is again finding herself …
one of the notable consequences of the European domination of Asia has been the isolation of the countries of Asia from one another…
Today this isolation is breaking down because of many reasons, political and otherwise ...
This Conference is significant as an expression of that deeper urge of the mind and spirit of Asia which has persisted…
In this Conference and in this work there are no leaders and no followers.
All countries of Asia have to meet together in a common task.”
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
“We have set the great wheel of destiny in motion again and the hands of time will not stop the resolution of the wheel.
In years to come…
the work we have done today will remain,
will survive and will be the beacon star to all those who seek freedom, fellowship, equality….”
Mrs. Sarojini Naidu