Audacity of Dreams is about a lively description as to how the Constitution Day could evolve into a national event involving all Indians, irrespective of their faiths, languages and cultures, in a countrywide cultural activity and eliciting from them a promise that they keep the country's interest paramount in their thoughts, words and action.
The activity, named 'Symphony of Harmony' envisages a two-minute rendition in unison of conch bleats, crashing of cymbals, etc from the precincts of temples, sirens from mosques, bells from churches, drum beats from gurudwaras and other religious institutions across the country joining at an appointed time.
The rendition is to be followed by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a massive plantation programme and cultural activities on nationalism with a special emphasis on fundamental duties as enshrined in Article 51 A of the Constitution.
Over 30 crore students in their mother tongue should write a pledge, obtain signatures from their parents and submit the same to their school authorities. Over 80 crore people could be involved in such an exercise and the pledge has been drafted in 15 languages with uniformity in content at the behest of civil society body Build India Group founded by the author in 2006. The envisioned country-wide event would not cost much but some administrative instructions from the highest office, as explained in a picture of words, would do.
In chasing such a dream, the author has been experimenting for more than a decade with various educational institutions across the country the idea of a pledge festival in which students offer a written commitment to be good citizens. With its gradual success, the group urged the government in 2013 to declare November 26 as the Citizen's Day.
According to the author, this is the most significant day in India's history as on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly declared the people, who were earlier subjects in their respective 562 kingdoms, as sovereign owners of this country with the adoption of the Constitution.
The book, comprising eight chapters with some anecdotes, is accompanied by the pledge in 15 languages and text of speech dated November 30, 2015 of Rajya Sabha MP AV Swamy in Parliament urging the government to declare November 26 as the Citizen's Day.