“Nonviolence is not to be used ever as the shield of the coward. It is the weapon of the brave.”- Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi, recognized as the Father of our Nation or Bapu played a crucial role in Indian history. He is recognized for his major contribution in the freedom struggle.
He fought against the British with his most powerful weapon. It was not a conventional military weapon at all. It was the weapon of nonviolence. This weapon was considered so powerful that it spread like forest fire and countries like South Africa and people like Martin Luther King Jr. were deeply influenced by it. This was the only weapon that was not injurious to people’s health but to Britisher’s wealth and compelled them to set Indians free from the chain of restrictions.
Gandhiji was the only man who adopted a peaceful method amidst the raging of fire of himsa(violence) all around him.
We bow with reverence to such a man. In today’s world we are free, due to the struggle by Mahatma Gandhi and many other unsung heroes who sacrificed their lives. I think that their sacrifice and bloodshed is immeasurable.
But Gandhiji who aimed so high for peace and non-violence may now think that his efforts went waste because today’s world is so inclined to violence.
Bapu took to the path of non-violence to make a productive and developed India. He always followed the thought, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
In the current scenario, I really wish to see that change in our country. I hope that if we all wish to see the same change as Bapu, we will be able to follow Gandhiji ‘s path of making a well developed India.
Mahatma Gandhi faced many circumstances but still he fought with his most productive weapon which he knew is the weapon of strongest and bravest. He translated Ahimsa as love. His patience and long walk to freedom on the path of non- violence, influenced many and forced the Britishers to leave the golden bird– INDIA.
He gave us a message that love and compassion can also cut across, but without wounding. Violence never brings permanent peace, it never solves social problems.
Gandhiji emphasized the fact that non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. So, we should unite and fight with the weapon of non- violence and let’s make Bapu’s mission of India being a great nation, a successful one.