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 He said, "...the young men sojourning here are the leaders and the fathers of the future; though they are to be numbered only by hundreds, they represent the hundreds of thousands of men of varying degrees of English education in India, seeking to come more and more in touch with European thought and ideals..." (Aziz; 458)

Also present at the meeting were Sir H.H. Shephard, C.E. Buckland, M.A. Jinnah and Mirzah Ali Mohammed Khan

The speech was published by "the Times of India", Bombay, August 2 1913. The "Times of London" carried a brief version on July 15. .