Read again the extracts from Nehru’s speech ‘Tryst with Destiny’ and answer the following:
A. Why did Nehru use the expression “not wholly or in full measure” in the first sentence?
Nehru used the expression “not wholly or in full measure,” as nation-building is a huge and challenging task that cannot be achieved in one’s lifetime.
B. What pledge did he want the makers of the Indian Constitution to take?
Nehru wanted the makers of the Indian Constitution to take a pledge for the service of India and Indians, to end poverty and suffering .
C. “The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye”. Who was he referring to?
He was referring to Mahatma Gandhi .