October 2nd has been honored as the International Day of Non- Violence by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for celebrating birthday of Father of our nation Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi. In India it is also famous as Dry-Day that is a day when alcohol should not be consumed or sold.
Ainak Pehne, Lathi Pakde Chalte The Woh Shaan Se
Zaalim Kaape Thar Thar, Thar Thar, Sun Kar Unka Naam Re
Kad Tha Unka Chota Sa Aur Sarpat Unki Chal Re
Duble Se Patle Se The Woh, Chalte Seena Taan Ke
Bande Mein Tha Dum, Vande Mataram…
Gandhi, our bapu is famous for his teachings and preaching on non- violence, unity, untouchability, satyagrah, fasting and more. He teaches new ways to fight a war. According to him a smile can make your enemy confuse.
Gandhigiri- a new fashion wave
His teachings are given a new dimension from the movie “lage raho munna bhai” i.e. Gandhigiri. From the movie youngsters get more connected to Gandhigiri. It started a new wave of silent fighting or ‘satyagrah‘. The wave come in spotlight as a new fashion trend and soon it vanished like the one.
Now-a-days the principles of Gandhiji are losing their real meaning. Youth of India don’t know even the first word of non-violence,consuming liquor and smoking has become a cool factor among them. They started drinking, smoking, gambling to become a cool part of society and ended being an addict, who can’t breathe a single day without these not-necessary luxuries of life. Thanks to the Indian government for having a picture of Bapu on our currency note so that we remember who was he or else it will be as easy to forget him as we forget other leaders and freedom fighters.
Shastriji’s bday too
2nd October is not only Gandhi’s birthday but also birthday of Lal Bahadur Shastri our 2nd Prime Minister. A point to feel sad is that no-one remember his birthday but all celebrate a day off on the very occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Shastriji gave the slogan of “Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan” i.e. both a soldier and a farmer is equally important for the growth of nation. He was very soft spoken and peace loving person. Shastri as Prime Minister continued Nehru’s policies of non-alignment and Socialism. He became a national hero following the victory in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. The war was formally ended in the Tashkent Agreement of 10 January 1966; unfortunately he died the following day, still in Tashkent, of a heart attack.
A message to youth
Last but not the least let’s remember few quotes of Gandhiji that can be very useful for us in today’s life –
- First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win
- You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Where there is love there is life.
- Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.
- Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Let’s make a twist from our day to day life, adopt few of his sayings, feel the difference and bring a change on this Gandhi Jayanti “Bole to Badlav Aacha Hai“.