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Gandhi, Environment and the Sustainable Development Pathway

Gandhi, Environment and the Sustainable Development Pathway

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Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, is recognized the world over for his teachings on peace and non-violence. His birth anniversary, 2nd October, is observed as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations. Gandhi's teachings on non-violence were not limited to conflicts between human beings but also highlighted the need for living in harmony with Nature and Natural Resources. His teachings are therefore even more relevant today, at a time when the world is grappling with an imminent environmental crisis in the form of global warming and climate change. Almost a century ago, in 1909, Mahatma Gandhi had already envisioned and identified the insatiable and unending pursuit of material pleasure and development in the Western Society as a threat to the Planet and it...
Saluting the Real Indian Heroes Who Taught Sustainability to the World

Saluting the Real Indian Heroes Who Taught Sustainability to the World

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Nation remembers its leaders on their birthday, Lal Bahadur Shastri, 'the politician who made no money' and Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation who we put on every currency note October 2nd reminds us of the birthday of two of our national leaders, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Lal Bahudar Shastri. Both these leaders played a significant role in India’s Independence movement. Their struggle and hardships gave India her independence while the principles, values and learning from them are nothing less than an environmental awareness lesson on sustainable development. By means of non-violence, civil disobedience and Satyagraha, Mahatma Gandhi set India free and inspired civil movements for freedom across the world. Addressed as Bapu ,“the father of the nation”, his birthday is comm

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