[Excerpted from Prof B. N. Pande’s speech in the Indian Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, made on 29 July 1977. At the time of the publication of this article in Impact International (1987), Dr Pande was Governor of the Indian state of Orrisa. Dr. Pande died in New Delhi on June 1, 1998. I personally got to know about this speech when I was watching through one of Justice Katju’s amazing talks on India and how he summarizes the Indian “culture” as the Sanskrit-Urdu culture.
Excerpts from his speech.