A Muse on the Relevance of the Life and Words of Mahatma Gandhi as an Ode to His Birthday Essay

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(A muse on the relevance of the life and words of Mahatma Gandhi as an ode to his birthday): Life runs in fleeted foot. No time to pause and stare. Life goes in a buzz, a year full of activity packed in an infinitesimal second! In such times, where do we remember a man who’d have turned 138, had he been alive, leave alone his principles? Zoom forward. An old lady on the bus, struggling to manage her luggage. A girl gets up and gives her a seat- Compassion India refuses to send troops for Iraq war- Ahimsa India supports community services and is a front-runner in the UN and was recommended for permanent membership in the UN’s General Assembly- Peace and non-violence. The country rising in unison to help the tsunami victims- Unity and brotherhood Isn’t this any indication? Years may have passed since the mahatma walked the face of the earth, but his treasured ideals and principles still hold fort. Life’s testing times have hardly created an impact on Indians and left them as the same bonded lot as Gandhiji moulded them to be. In fact it is only right to declare that his ideals have their greatest relevance in today’s times! People all over the world are bonded by that spirit of togetherness and sense of belonging called patriotism. It is no different in India and what cemented this was Gandhiji’s undying devotion towards our motherland. Every kid knows Gandhiji and has grown up listening to tales extolling his spirit of patriotism and commitment to the cause of Independence. From childhood, there is born, an inherent seed of love towards the motherland that magnetically attracts Indians all over the world. In times of trouble and times of joy, Indians unite at the face of all! Even today, in a world were crime and gory fill the front pages of newspapers, India still seems to be deep-rooted in culture, heritage and tradition. Globe-trotters feel incomplete

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