अभिनंदन ग्रंथ - (इंग्रजी लेख)-१०

I HAVE ALWAYS FOUND the Chief Minister taking a keen interest in University education, and, but for his abiding interest in the progress of the education in this area, which had remained underdeveloped owing to historical reasons, it would not have been possible for the Marathwada University, which is the youngest of the univer­sities in the State of Maharashtra, to make as rapid a progress as it has been able to make within such a short time. He has been most generous in responding to the needs of the University.

Marathwada University

I AM GLAD to hear that the Nagpur Nagar Congress Committee proposes to celebrate the 48th Birthday of Shri Yeshwantrao Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, at Nagpur on 12th March, 1961.

His stewardship of the Bombay State before and after the partition has proved beyond doubt his qualities as an outstanding statesman and admi­nistrator. It is indeed a good fortune for the State of Maharashtra to have at its helm of affairs a proved leader who can inspire confidence in Maharashtrians, Gujaratis, and the minorities of all shades and views in our State, at a time when linguistic claims are striking at tile very root of nationalism, and fissiparous tendencies are threatening the unity of the country. His modest and winning ways add charm to the dignity of his office as Chief Minister, as evidenced by his popularity amongst all classes of society.

It is indeed a great pleasure and privilege to offer our best wishes on the occasion of his birth­day. In wishing him many happy returns of the day, we are indeed offering good wishes to the State of Maharashtra with which Shri Chavan’s life and career are so happily and inextricably linked.


IN AN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRY like India parliamentary politics naturally tends to be pleasing to the masses and the strategic importance of assessment of what is possible is normally overshadowed by popular slogans. Dur­ing the last four years, Shri Y. B. Chavan has sufficiently proved his ability to assess "what is possible". It is indeed extraordinary that he has courage enough to accept that assessment in the face of all opposition. Industrial and economic development will be on surer grounds under such a bold and realistic political leadership.

In celebrating his 48th birthday at Nagpur, we are, in fact, celebrating the birth of New Leadership. I wish him many happy returns of the day.