30th January is observed as Martyrs Day in India. It is the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on this day in the year 1948.
69 years have passed since the nation’s beloved ‘Bapu‘ had departed for the heavenly abode, but his immortal words and ideals still echo in the ears of many.
These 6 quotes from Mahatma Gandhi totally reflect how he was a World Leader 7 Decades ago, and still is:
“Poverty is the worst form of violence.” Words quotes by Gandhi years ago, adopted as Goal No. 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals as ‘No Poverty‘, by the United Nations as the most important objective to be achieved by all nations.
“What we are doing to our forests is but a reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” An alarming decrease in forest covers has been observed over the years, which is also a major factor influencing climate change. Seems as if he could just envision what we would end up doing to our forests.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” This quote appears to be a virtual reality, and a life changing decision for many social entrepreneurs and leaders, who unlike most other people are not cribbing about world problems but leading and showing the path to solve them.
“We can no more gain God’s blessings with an unclean body than a unknown mind and a clean body cannot reside in an unclean city.” One never prays to his lord with an unclean body, and a clean house has always been symbolic of Prosperity, so what about a clean city? The ‘Swachh Bharat Mission‘ in India was initiated on the lines of this thought. People across the world have taken numerous initiatives to maintain sanitation and hygiene in their cities.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” As it is said, nobody has ever become poor by giving. No feeling will ever give you as much satisfaction as that of helping a person in need. Learn from the Hunger Heroes of Feeding India.
“There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” 795 million people in the world are affected by Hunger. Millions of them can’t even afford a day’s meal for themselves and their families. The UN with governments of member nations aims to achieve their Goal of ‘Zero Hunger‘ by ending all forms of malnutrition.
Graphics by: Kartik Singh