Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Tribute to Gandhi

MohanDas Karamchand Gandhi, father of Indian nation is known to the world as the apostle of peace and the epitome of truth."Truth is god" he said.He demonstrated the power of 'Truth' and 'Righteousness' to the humanity.He faced the might of British empire with weaponless 'Satyagraha'. The grassroot freedom struggle in India which occupied a distinct place in modern history goes to his credit.He showed the world an everlasting method of 'Conflict resolution' which is more important now than ever before. In his lifetime he refused to take credit for anything."Truth and Non-violence are as old as hills" he said.His greatness lied in his humility. Whole generation of India venerated him once. Another generation grew up reading about him.Even in this age he remains a role model to many of us. As one renowned scientist noted

"Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth"

It is no exaggeration to say that for many years after independence India was identified with Gandhi among other things.

It is sad and painful to watch few in our generation speaking ill about Gandhi.They make no attempt to understand either Gandhi or his principles before attributing their own thinking and hearsay distorted facts to him.Most of them are misguided by online propaganda. We intend to correct those distortions from credible sources and say more about the application of Gandhian principles in day-to-day life at individual as well as societal level.

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