TGTE pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary
“Gandhiji taught that peace was not possible without justice or dignity and it was the mark of a honest person to stand up against injustice at all times”
NEW YORK, USA, October 2, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —
The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) salutes Mahatma Gandhi, the great Indian philosopher, statesman, freedom fighter and one of the greatest personalities of the 20th Century on his 149th birth anniversary.
Combining the deep wisdom of the East with the modern, democratic sensibilities of the West Gandhiji was an inspiration to not just people of the Indian sub-continent but to oppressed nations throughout the world from South Africa to the Black people of the United States of America. Above all what Mahatma Gandhi taught the world was the need to remove all fear, through both personal and public actions that were aimed at upholding the truth, however difficult the challenges involved.
An outstanding moral leader, he showed through his own example of how the extraordinary could be achieved through small but determined steps towards one’s goals, as long one was true to one’s own conscience. As he said famously: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.
More than ever before, in our times of great turmoil, conflict and sectarian hatred Mahatma Gandhi’s message of peace and conquering all opponents through non-violent action remains extremely relevant. Gandhiji taught however that peace was not possible without justice or dignity and it was the mark of a honest person to stand up against injustice at all times.
Mahatma Gandhi also showed that to be pacifist was not the same as being passive and he led the Indian people to freedom against the mighty British colonial empire, through non-violent but militantly action.
Mahatma Gandhi will always remain an inspiration to the Eelam Tamils in their struggle for liberation from the oppressive, racist rule of the Sinhalese state of Sri Lanka.