INDIA DECLARES HER INDEPENDENCE
The All-India National Congress is no longer content with academic discussions or with the passing of pious resolutions. It has created a remarkable network of organizations throughout the country. There are Congress Committees in villages, districts, and Provinces, all guided by the All-India Congress Committee and the Executive (or Working) Committee or the Cabinet of the Congress. Besides these Congress organizations, there are the All- India Spinners Association and the All-India Congress Volunteer Corps, both of which are auxiliary to the Congress movement for Swaraj. Congressmen, being of the people, know the heartbeats of the masses; speaking their language, the Congressmen can appeal to the emotions of the masses and get their loyalty to the Congress program much more assuredly than can any other group of people in India.
The Lahore Congress, Christmas week, 1929, passed the famous Independence Resolution. The 26th of January, 1930, was fixed as the Day of India's Declaration of Independence; on that day the Declaration of Independence, prepared by Mahatma Gandhi, proclaimed by Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, then President of the Congress, was endorsed by the people throughout the length and breadth of India at open air mass meetings.