Have you been watching the news lately? Or say, since past few decades? You must have noticed then that wars, brutality, violence has taken the forefront. Ironically, we have somewhat become accustomed to it and have comfortably ignored the violent scenario of the world unless it is us who’re being hurt.
The examples are umpteen. People die every day- with little or almost no effect on the general psychology of the humans. They fight for peace and they fight against peace. Nobody cares!
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
When was the last time you stopped someone from being violent- a assaulting husband, an abusive father or a harsh employee of a child labour (which is itself violence of one kind!)? Don’t remember, right?
We are too engrossed in our lives – work hard, earn more, handle responsibilities of family, friends and what not. By the end of the day we’re too tired to spare thoughts about the world we live in. Do we ever think about the kind of world our next generation will dwell in- a world full of hatred and killings, a world where negativity has taken over?
So here is the deal…
It’s high time we take a stand- a stand to promote non-violence and make people aware.
October 2nd is celebrated as Gandhi’s Jayanti all across our country. Do you know that it is also recognised as International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations?
Long after Gandhi Ji was gone and his major teaching about non-violence was losing its stand amidst the growing wrath and hatred in the world, Indian National Congress went a step ahead and supported the proposal of coining the date October 2nd (Gandhi Jayanti in India) as International Day of Non-Violence. The proposal was taken to the World Social Forum by Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi.
On June 15th, 2007 it was approved by the United Nations that 2nd October shall be observed as International Day of Non-Violence.
I bet this is a new piece of information for most of us. Our media is full of news and incidents from all across the world – but all about violence. Thus, we take the responsibility to spread the word and make more lives aware of a day for non-violence.
Awareness is a form of knowledge and knowledge liberates.
As an Indian company and a brand name from the land of Gandhi, we whole-heartedly support International Day of Non-Violence and pledge to support non-violence.
We urge one and all to collaborate and spread this message across so that this day is observed on a serious note and at least for one day, violence is avoided. Let us all understand that non-violence is much more in need now than any other time.