NO PAINS, NO GAINS: Essay

English_Master June 5, 2016 No Comments
NO PAINS, NO GAINS “Pain Makes Man Think. Thought Makes Man Wise. Wisdom Makes life Endurable.” We owe a lot to the sweat and tears and the tremendous sacrifices of the great men and women and the innumerable unknown soldiers of the epic freedom struggle for the freedom we enjoy today. It was, by no means, a small endeavour as they gambled with an uncertain future and found themselves pitted against the greatest and mightiest empire in history. But their iron resolve to sacrifice everything they cherished in life overpowered the bullying and insolent might of the Empire. Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the famous Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement are just a few cases of bravery where a subject race loudly proclaimed to the world that freedom was more important than anything else. Long before the old colonies in Africa woke up to the drum beats of freedom; Gandhiji appeared on the political scene of South Africa fighting for the oppressed compatriots who had settled down in Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg. He was humiliated and bludgeoned and deprived of basic rights, yet this frail man stood up to the contumely of the white rulers who had laid down different rules to discriminate the Negroes and the coloured...
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