October 2, 2012

A Tribute to The Mahatma on His 143rd Birth Anniversary

On Gandhi Jayanti, the county pays homage to our beloved Bapuji. Bapuji, with his tremendous knowledge of life and constant experiment with truth and reality, did the unbelievable, when he used his learning’s in not only ridding India from the British but also from the ills of the society like untouchability, caste system, religious bigotry. He reformed the country by empowering women in India, advancing the economy and also improving the conditions of Indian farmers.

His simplicity in living, his understanding of the needs of the people above his own, and his subtle ways of dealing with any complicated situation are only a few of his best qualities, which the Father of the Nation delivered with ease and pride. He incorporated non violence with civil disobedience to fight for India’s independence, which worked wonders. He did outdo the British Raj with non violence and encouraged the country not to deter form the goal. And we secured ‘purna swaraj’ under his guidance and toil, and became a free country.

It was after his return from Africa in 1915 that he led the country in its struggle for independence. Gandhi supported Home rule for India and became the leader of the Indian National Congress, his protest in Dandi March Salt in 1930 strengthened the movement, followed by the 1942 quit India, which enforced British to finally give in, by 1947. On January 30 1948, the country took a severe loss, as Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated.

His life and preaching is inspiring to all Indians and the millions it has reached all over the world. He started Stayagraha, or the use of non violence to outdo the British Raj, a method may seem incompetent because of it intangible nature, yet powerful, that its result speaks for itself. On non violence he once said “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent” As the Father of the Nation, Gandhiji, not only freed the nation, he also became an eminent image for Ahimsa in the world.

The United Nations has declared October 2nd as the International Day of Non-Violence. According to General Assembly resolution of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence through education and public awareness". The resolution reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence “as mentioned by India. gov.in

In the current state of the nation, another man seen in the silhouette of Gandhiji is Anna Hazare. Anna is the new Gandhian of the country, by his methods he employs to get to his goal. He has chosen the non violent fasting way to fight corruption in the country. There may be many similarities in the pattern of executing the plan, and its certain that Gandhiji has his prime follower here working towards the goal of eradicating a menace from the society, which is needed the most. As Anna Hazare, shows how effective the ways of Bapuji is even now, it is inspiring and hurting, that the country had led to such drastic state. We still hail to the Mahatma and his messages like “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will”. We need to constantly attempt for a better tomorrow and a better nation.

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated all over the country with a lot of enthusiasm.  The celebration is immense, and celebrated with great stature. The Father of the Nation is missed by the people and always will hold that special place in each of our hearts for all he has done for the people and the nation. He was a mighty man, who showed undaunted passion to secures a stronger, better and prosperous India. Einstein said about Gandhiji: “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” We feel proud to celebrate him and forever will

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