Every year on October 2nd, I am take back to my comfort zone of being a child of India. It is a very personal thing but those of you who grew up with a constant reminder of Gandhi-ji as the Father of the Indian Nation, will know what I am talking about.
Gandhi-ji symbolizes more than peace, non violence or an Independent India. Gandhi-ji symbolizes hope, sustainability and economic progress. Every October, and certainly in times as troubled as these, the thought of the loin-clothed man spinning for hours upon a wheel in perfect silence, provides meditation in itself.
And If economic progress and sustainability was truly his objective, then I think we all have cause to celebrate. Click here to read about how Gandhi’s charkha or spinning wheel has inspired a way to power villages across India.
Happy Gandhi-ji’s birthday to you all
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