Sunday, 16 September 2012
“It is an Honor to be Born as an Indian”- Professor M.S.Rao
“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” – Romain Rolland, French Nobel Laureate
Many centuries ago India was the leader across the world. We have the oldest civilization in the world. We taught to the world about religions. We taught to the world about tolerance. We taught to the world about universal brotherhood. We taught to the world the meaning of life. We taught to the world about Vedas, and we shared the greatest knowledge on the earth. We had one of the oldest universities in the earth – Nalanda. We were strong in several spheres. Ashoka was a global leader and excelled as an emperor who put India on the world map through his visionary leadership. But we lost everything to the West. Why did we lose it? It is due to lack of unity among us, and lack of visionary leaders among us.
We Indians waste a lot of time in resolving issues arising out of incompetence. We have stopped taking charge of situations. If there is an accident on the road, people will stop and watch. They will all wait for government officials to come forward and tell everybody what to do. What kind of a people are we? What kind of attitude do we Indians have? We need to have a shift in mindset, and change in attitude to make India as a great country in the world.
We Indians are great in Mathematics and Information Technology. We have the third largest technical manpower in the earth. We have the second largest population in the world which is a great asset for Indians. For the first time in history we have 400 million young people who are the backbone of India and who can make India a prosperous country and turn India to become a super power in the world.
Swami Vivekananda showed to the world that India is the mother of all religions in the world. The Indian land sheltered many religions and communities with a universal brotherhood. This land of India taught to the world about non-violence and peace. This land of India taught to the world that freedom can be acquired through peaceful means under the soft leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. This land taught to the world that all religions can live together peacefully under one roof with unity in diversity.
Why Mahatma Gandhi was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? He was considered above the Nobel Prize. There were 5 top leaders in the world who were followers of Mahatma Gandhi and received the Nobel Prize. They are Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama, Aung San Sui Kyi, and Barack Obama. In fact, there is no international prize that can measure the greatness of Mahatma Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was above everything. That is why he was called Mahatma (super soul) Gandhi.
Take pride of being an Indian. Work hard. Work smart. Work wise to make India a prosperous country in the world. Do remember that it is an honor to be born as an Indian.
“We have been. . . thinking small. And if we look around us, countries like China have grown so much by thinking big. I would urge that we all, in the coming years, think big, think of doing things not in small increments, not in small deltas, but seemingly impossible things. But nothing is impossible if you really set out to do so. And we act boldly. Because it is this thinking big and acting boldly that will move India up in a manner different from where it is today.” – Ratan Tata
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