MESSAGES OF GOODWILL
The Chairman (Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha): Hon'ble Members, I
shall read out to you this morning three messages which have been received by
me from responsible State Officials of America, China and the Government of
Australia. The American Charge d' Affaires writes:
dear Dr. Sinha,
It gives me great pleasure to transmit herewith a copy of a telegram I have
just received from the Honourable Dean Acheson, the
Acting Secretary of State of the United States.
The telegram received is as follows:
'From the Acting Secretary of State,
Washington, D. C.
Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha,
Chairman of the Constituent Assembly,
With the approach of December 9, I extend to you as Provisional Chairman of
the Constituent Assembly, and through you to the Indian people, the sincere
good wishes of the United States Government and of the people of the United
States for a successful conclusion of the great task you are about to
undertake. India has a great contribution to make to the peace, stability,
and cultural advancement of mankind, and your deliberations will be watched
with deep interest and hope by freedom loving people throughout the entire
world.' " (Cheers).
The next message is from the Embassy of the Republic of China-"New
Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
Provisional Chairman Constituent Assembly: 'On the auspicious occasion of the
opening of the Indian Constituent Assembly I have the honour
to extend to Your Excellency in the name of the National Government of China
my heartiest congratulations. I sincerely hope that your great Assembly will
succeed in laying a solid foundation for a democratic and prosperous India.
WANG SHIH CHIEH,
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.' "(Cheers)
The third and last message I have to read out to this Assembly is one from
the Australian Government to the Members of the Indian Constituent Assembly.
"Australia has watched with keen interest and sympathy the course of
events which have given the people of India their rightful place in the
community of nations. The Australian Government, therefore, greets the
opening of the Constituent Assembly as an outward sign of a new era for India
and offers the delegates of the Constituent Assembly their best wishes for
success in their task." (Cheers).
I am sure the House will authorize me and permit me to convey its thanks to the representatives of these Governments who
have sent us such cheering and inspiring messages. I may further add that
this is a very auspicious sign for the success of your work.(Cheers).