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Nelson Mandela International Day celebrated on 18 July

The 18th of July is celebrated as the Nelson Mandela International Day every year. The United Nations in a statement said that the day offers a moment for all to renew with the values that inspired Nelson Mandela. A deep commitment to justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms. Speaking on the occasion, Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Antonio Guterres paid tribute to the extraordinary man who he said embodied the highest aspirations of the United Nations and the human family.

To commemorate the life of the Freedom Fighter who’s struggle paralleled that of Mahatma Gandhi in so many ways, we bring you an excerpt from Madiba’s Speech delivered in Delhi in 1995, from the Doordarshan Archives.

 

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