Evaluation of the speech Tryst with Destiny by Jawaharlal Nehru using CCM model

Tryst with Destiny was a speech made by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. The speech was made to the Indian Constituent Assembly, on the eve of India's Independence, towards midnight on 14 August 1947. It focuses on the aspects that transcend India's history . A CCM model consists of the Speaker, Message, Channel or Medium, Audience, Noise, Feedback and Environment. Speaker/Sender: Here the source of the message is Jawaharlal Nehru translating his ideas into words. The speaker belongs to a political category and the speech represents a public sphere. The purpose of the speech was to capture the essence of the triumphant culmination of the hundredyear Indian freedom struggle against the British Empire in India. It was an inspirational speech made to the members of the Constituent Assembly who had to take their pledge to server India The . credibility of the speaker influences our acceptance of the person s message. This is called Source Credibility . Jawaharlal Nehru had tremendous source credibility and the power to influence the audience. His sociability, appearance, character, reputation, personality, sincerity, dynamism and composure all added credibility to the great speech. The purpose or intent of the speaker was to inspire the people to build a new India which had got its freedom recently. India no doubt had its strengths and weakness and this message was to inspire the people as well as their representative rulers to leave no stone unturned to build India into a democratic and successful nation and the various tasks which lay ahead in achieving this purpose. It was a call to the members of the Constituent Assembly to take a solemn pledge to serve India and her people. Message: It is the speech delivered to the audience. Here it was an oral form of communication. It reflects a specific purpose, a call to server India and her people with dedication and humility and also in promoting world peace and welfare of mankind. The speech also employed certain strategies. It provided Logical Proofs about India s struggle to freedom and how freedom and power bring responsibility. It talks about the future of India and how the members of the assembly should strive to fulfil the pledges to serve the millions who suffer and bring an end to poverty, ignorance, disease and inequality of opportunity. It provides Emotional Proofs which appeal to the feelings of the audience, here the members of the Constituent Assembly. It states A new star rises, the star of freedom in the east, a new hope comes into being, a vision long cherished materialises. May the star never set and that hope never be betrayed! It appeals to the emotions of the members to never lose hope and as freedom brings in responsibilities and burdens they have to face them in the spirit of a free and disciplined people. The speech provides Ethical Proofs by building of source credibility by making a reference to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who held the torch of freedom and lighted the darkness that surrounded us. It also makes a reference to the unknown volunteers and soldiers of freedom who without praise or reward had served India even unto their death. Also to the people who had been cut off from us by political boundaries. It demonstrates the intelligence, character and good will.

Understanding and acceptance of message rely upon the successful negotiation of a number of internal variables in audiences. Sucheta Kripalani singing Vande Mataram. Later on the speech was transmitted through newspapers and more recently the internet. With the clock striking the midnight hour on 14-15th August. It can manifest itself within in the speaker. including cognitive. It encouraged broadmindedness among the people to abolish communalism and develop a sense of patriotism so that all of us. Using such words played a profound impact on the minds of the audience to base their judgement and perceptions of the message being delivered and the intent of the message was subtly conveyed in places which had a bearing directly on the religious sentiments and strongly conveyed in places which had a direct impact on the national sentiments. Here in the speech the noise was at a minimum as the speaker had a written speech and knew exactly what he was talking about. attitudinal. the environment. in whatever religion we belong. The audience were very attentive as they had to take the pledge in serving India by being members to the Constituent Assembly. 1947. Environment: It is the many contexts in which the public speaking takes place. which stirred a nation. Noise: It is anything that interferes with the communication act. privileges and obligations. India was to awake to freedom . It was a historic and memorable occasion in the life of the Constituent Assembly and in this environment Jawaharlal Nehru made his greatest speech of all time. social and cultural context. It still remains as the greatest speech in the history of India. The speech appealed to all the citizens of India especially the members of the Constituent Assembly. made a contribution and confirmed to the ethical standards of conduct. Jawaharlal Nehru was confident and composed while delivering the speech.Channel: It refers to the medium through which the message is transmitted. are equally the children of India with equal rights. As the speech was delivered through air by the help of a microphone. Receiver: Here the language symbols become ideas in the minds of listeners. The Constituent Assembly to whom power was to be transferred began its sitting at 11 pm with Smt. It was suited to the speaker as well as the audience thereby causing no loss or interference in the communication process. behavioural and perceptual sets. Here the speaker Jawaharlal Nehru achieved his purpose. it didn t pose any barriers such as low voice level or quality. It focused on the aspects that transcend India's history. It is considered in modern India to be a landmark oration that captures the essence of the triumphant culmination of the hundred-year Indian freedom struggle against the British Empire in India. . Feedback: The feedback consists of the response to the message by the audience. Hence most of the internal and external impediments to communication were at a bare minimum. It is still being used today to analyze and mark milestones as well as measure as to how much of the purpose or intent of the speech has been fulfilled. Here the original medium was air and this direct method provided the speaker great control over the speech to make an impact on the audience. The speech was a perfect delivery and aesthetically crafted and had a lot of value in it. The speech was well received and was applauded. Hence the noise at the receiver end was also at a bare minimum. the channel or the listener. Also since it was the eve of the Independence Day there was rapt attention and interest as towards the proceedings and the outcomes of the speech. It was made under a political.