Long walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela class 10 chapter 2 summary

Long walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela class 10 chapter 2 summary

Long walk to Freedom summary

First Non-Racial Government : it was the class 10th of may, 1994 the day was bright and clear the inauguration ceremony of the first Non-racial government was held at the lovely amphitheatre in the Union Buildings in Pretoria it was the largest gathering of international leaders on South Africa soil. Politicians and dignitaries from more than 140 Countries attended the ceremony first of all Mr. de klerk was sworn -in as second Deputy president then Thabo Mbeki was sworn -in as the Mandela’s turn he was sworn-in as the first black President of South Africa .

Mandela’s speech:” Mandela spoke how for decades south Africa was the seat of white supremacy now the presence of all people confer glory and hope to newborn liberty the blacks who were considered as outlaws not so long ago were hosting the nations of the world on their soil their victory over apartheid ‘ was a common victory for justice peace and human dignity political freedom had been won now they would work hard to liberate all their people from the bondage of poverty deprivation and diseases Never would south Africa again face the oppression of one by another

Impressive Display of jets:” then there was a spectacular display of jets south Africa jets and helicopters roared in perfect formation over then in the sky it was also a demonstration of the military’s loyalty to democracy and to the new government then two national anthems were played

The sense of History:” Nelson Mandela was overwhelmed with a sense of history a few years after introduced in South Africa the society based on racial discrimination was the harshest and most inhuman society in the world now a new system based on the equality of all race has replaced the old and cruel system

The policy of Apartheid:” Apartheid created a deep and lasting wound in the people the decades of explanation and oppression of the black produced heroes like Tambo’s sislus and others these black heroes were men of extraodinary courage wisdom and generosity the greatest wealth of south Africa was not in its minerals and diamonds but in men of such great characters

The struggle of Comrades:” Nelson Mandela learnt the meaning of courage from such brave comrades courage is the victory over fear these comrades were ready to risk and sacrifice their lives for an idea – the idea of freedom and equality Even in the darkest prisons their hopes and faith were not broken they never allowed the flame of struggle to be extinguished

Twin Responsibilities :‘ Nelson Mandela thought that every man has twin obligations he has a duty towards his twin and children and an obligation to his people and country In south Africa it was impossible for blacks like him to fulfil both those obligations if any black tried to live like a free human being, he was punished and isolated life away from his family he was forced to live of rebellion and secrecy

Joining the Africa National Congress:” Mandela realised that not only was he deprived of freedom but his brothers and sisters were also deprived of freedom that was why he joined the African national Congress it was his desire for the freedom of his people and their self-respect that totally transformed him from a weak young man to bold one law abiding lawyer was forced to become an outlaw he realised that freedom is indivisible he knew the oppressed must be liberated the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity both of them must be liberated

Conclusions :” The More a man suffers the more determined he becomes so we should never give up always struggle hard with full dedication in orders to succeed


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