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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Nobel, Peace and The Currency Guy

He is a British-educated lawyer
He is the first "colored" lawyer admitted to the bar in South Africa
He invented a new weapon for fighting - Ahimsa
He is the Father of the Nation which boasts being biggest democracy

The above hints might not be helpful for current generation to identify our Bapu. But, certainly there are couple of hints which might be of very helpful for them in identifying him.

The old guy who talks to Munna Bhai in Lage Raho Munna Bhai movie

This hint might be very helpful for the current generation kids to identify him. But, in India, politicians, often being under-educated than a sixth class student would be knowing a lot about Abu Bhai or Dawood Bhai, but not the "first" Bhai of "South Africa". I've a very easy hint for them to identify the person who made India to appear on World Map as India.

Politician uncle, I'm talking about the smiling person on our currency notes

Now, I don't think there would be any Indian who didn't manage to recognize the hero of this post. I'm not a fan of him personally but I'm a very big fan of one of his weapons to fight against Injustice - Non-cooperation. Sorry, I don't remember the exact dialogue, below is "form" of a dialogue taken from one movie

Do whatever you want. I will accept the punishment you give. And after it's over, I will do the same what I've done for what you've punished me

In the movie, he states that he learned this technique from his wife, and the fact is I've seen same form of war-tactic in almost every girl/woman I've seen.

United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring Bapu's birthday (2nd October) to be the "International Day of Non-Violence." Bapu, being the person who flashes in any person's mind when he listens to the word "peace" was nominated for the Nobel peace prize five times, in 1937, 1938, 1939,1947 and 1948, but wasn't given the Nobel Prize. However, recently, Michael Sohlam, the Executive Director of Nobel Foundation in Sweden said that not awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize was a great mistake done by the Nobel Foundation. May be, it was Bapu's wish not to be awarded the prize given on the name of the inventor of "dynamite" and owner of "Bofors"

No doubts about it. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi a.k.a Bapu a.k.a our Currency Guy is one of the Greatest Gifts given to India by God.

1 responses:

Anonymous said...

May be our government printed notes with karamchand's smiling face is because we may remember at least in this way :P

 


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