Today, October 2, marks the birthday of one of the most powerful personalities in this world. Mahatma Gandhi has won many a hearts around the world not by his power, but by his love for people. Many different interpretations exist around Gandhi’s personal life; but I always consider him as a greatest hero, to look up to.
I was almost surprised to find no movies or shows related to Gandhi’s life, in any of the Television channels. There is a flurry of “masala” and violent movies in all the channels with an ironical tag, “Gandhi Jayanthi Special”. I was expecting the movie “Richard Attenborough’s Film: Gandhi” to be telecast in any of the movie channels, but in vain (An exception is ‘Rang de Basanti’ being telecast in one of the channels).
In the present day, whole of the world is suffering from the trauma of Terrorism and Violence. Iraq and currently Myanmar, are few of many examples of violence claiming human lives. Gandhian principles are very much applicable, and the dire need of the day. His principles are not just applicable to our country, but for the entire world. One of the oaths that the world community must take on this “Non-Violence Day”, is to make sure that all possible efforts are taken to curb terrorism.
Another hurting aspect is that the money, which was invented by man, is causing his own demise. We hear a lot of news about Vidarbha Farmer suicides and borrowers committing suicides due to pressure from banks. Government and Banks must realize the sensitivity around these issues and make sure that human lives are taken care of.
So eradication of terrorism and increased importance to human lives must be made emergency issues in the agenda of every nation.