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Anand Mahindra praises his late father for his “bold endeavor and courageous” statement

business tycoon Anand Mahindra shared a memory of his father Harish Mahindra. and netizens have taken inspiration from it.

The statement of Mahindra‘s late father, the first Indian to attend the Fletcher School at Tufts University in Boston, his talk of career aspirations was written with the spirit of nationalism amid British rule in India. It was released last year.

The Mahindra Group chairman said his father’s statement was “bold pursuit and courageous”. While Mahindra shared a photo of the handwritten statement from 1945, he also advised netizens to “talk more to your parents and learn more about them while they’re around.” He also tagged the Minister of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar.

Harish Mahindra said in his statement that his goal is to travel around the world. He was interested in ways of life and forms of government in different countries.

“For as long as I can remember, my goal has been to travel the world and learn about different countries, their ways of life and the type of government they enjoy. The reason I’ve always wanted to go into ministry is that in some way it would help me see the world,” the statement said.

He had said that India would need foreign policy officers when the country gained full independence. “In terms of my professional aspirations, I chose the Foreign Service because my country desperately needs men trained in international affairs. India still does not have its own foreign policy. If India achieves dominion status or a state of complete independence after this war, it will need the help of men trained in foreign affairs to ensure that it develops friendly and economic ties with other nations of the world,” said Harish Mahindra in the statement.

“Rather than the British running their foreign policy and spreading false and the kind of propaganda that would allow them to achieve their own goals in India, I would like to see an Indian field service in India and Indian consulates set up around the world to help put the real India before other nations and show the benefits that could be gained from having India as a free and equal partner in the League of Nations,” he added.

Harish Mahindra’s words inspired many users and evoked the spirit of nationalism. “It’s really beyond imagination bcz @ tht period and scenario to think at such a high level is really awesome!!!” commented one user. Another user wrote: “Reading this gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing it.”

On May 24 this year, Anand Mahindra tweeted that his father was the first Indian graduate of the Fletcher School. “My father Harish was the first Indian graduate of @FletcherSchool in Boston 75 years ago. In the 75th year of Indian independence I was honored to be the first Indian to give a speech on the school’s class day and receive the Dean’s Medal. I felt like I received it on behalf of my father.” Anand Mahindra had tweeted.

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