Dare To Dream

Obama's Challenge To Indians: Dare To Dream

It is President Obama's final address at the Siri Fort auditorium that will be remembered for its message of inclusiveness, empathy and opportunity - particularly for the youth, women and the "excluded". Obama's was a "dare to dream" speech. As the first lady sat with Vishal, a construction worker's son, the President constantly referred to the aspirations of "others" - manual labourers, domestic workers, auto-rickshaw drivers - who are unable to realise their dreams for lack of equal opportunity. It delivered a strong message of emancipation and hope.