Vancouver, Friday, May 8, 2015, 2.45 p.m.
Ever since I came to North America in January my relatives in USA and Canada with whom I have been staying have been asking me to forget India, and settle down in North America. Perhaps they are afraid that I will get into trouble
I have told them that I have a duty to my country, and I will do my duty come what may. That duty is to help my country overcome poverty, unemployment, etc and become an industrialized, prosperous nation. This I am doing by spreading rational, scientific ideas and by attacking backward, feudal ideas and practices. So there is no question of forgetting my country