Monday, October 01, 2007

International Day of Non-Violence.

India won a small but significant victory at the United Nations on Friday with the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopting an Indian resolution to declare Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi’s birthday, October 2, as the International Day of Non-Violence.
The government tabled the resolution at the UNGA on May 31 this year to declare the Mahatma’s birth anniversary as a day of non-violence internationally.
Item 44, a resolution in the Culture of Peace segment at the UNGA to commemorate Gandhi”s birthday, received co-sponsorship from 142 member countries of the UN.
The resolution comes into effect from the 62nd session of the UNGA beginning in September. From October 2 this year and every year subsequently, the date will be commemorated as the International Day of Non-violence, the draft declaration states.
The idea was mooted as a small token of recognition for the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi earlier this year at a conference to celebrate the centenary of Gandhiji’s adoption of the satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) as a mode of protest.
The Congress party had hosted an international conference in January with participants from 91 countries and 122 international organizations to commemorate the launch of the Mahatma’s satyagraha.
Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Anand Sharma was nominated by the government to move the resolution at the UNGA.
He addressed the plenary session in New York on Friday night, his office said.
“The wide ranging support (130 co-sponsors) shows the enormous esteem in which Mahatma Gandhi is held internationally,” MEA spokesman Navtej Sarna said.
A 2006 movie, ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai,’ on how the Mahatma’s ideals influenced positive change in a Mumbai crook, was screened at the UN to considerable acclaim.



Anonymous said...

Difference between a Secretary and Personal Secretary:

Secretary: Good Morning, Sir.

Personal Secretary: It's morning. Sir.

Anonymous said...

123 Agreement fuel for India's growth: Govt

Saturday September 29, 07:37 PM
The Indo-US civil nuclear deal would give India the flexibility to buy nuclear fuel not only from the US, but also from countries like France, Russia or even Australia.

Minister for Science and Technology Kapil Sibal said the bilateral agreement, also called '123 Agreement', would not make it binding on India to buy nuclear fuel from just the US.

He said that to support India's economic growth and development in the coming decades, the 123 Agreement was necessary. It would help the country in overcoming an energy crisis, since there would be huge gap between demand and supply.

"The 123 Agreement is fuel for India's growth," Sibal told an interactive meeting organised by the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sibal said the agreement would also give India, unlike other countries like China, the right to reprocess spent fuel needed for augmenting nuclear power generating capacity.

He said that India had not bartered anything and the deal would not undermine the country's sovereignty.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a whole bunch of political crap. You may say as John Lennon did, "Imagine" this and Imagine that but the real world is different. You may walk around with a flower in your hand, and go to San Fransisco and stuff, and all that's going to happen is you will get shot in the balls or something.

If there is a problem, then it's this silly business of Nationalism, which you seem to have recently adopted as a theme. Nationalism and peace do not go together. They are contradictory prnciples.

Jim said...

The Laws Of Power
Never Outshine the Master. Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite – inspire fear and insecurity.

Make your masters appear more brilliant than they are and you will attain the heights of power.

Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies. Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

Conceal your Intentions. Keep people off-balance and in the dark by never revealing the purpose behind your actions. If they have no clue what you are up to, they cannot prepare a defense. Guide them far enough down the wrong path, envelope them in enough smoke, and by the time they realize your intentions, it will be too late.

Always Say Less than Necessary. When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.

So Much Depends on Reputation – Guard it with your Life. Reputation is the cornerstone of power. Through reputation alone you can intimidate and win; once you slip, however, you are vulnerable, and will be attacked on all sides. Make your reputation unassailable. Always be alert to potential attacks and thwart them before they happen. Meanwhile, learn to destroy your enemies by opening holes in their own reputations. Then stand aside and let public opinion hang them.

Court Attention at all Cost. Everything is judged by its appearance; what is unseen counts for nothing. Never let yourself get lost in the crowd, then, or buried in oblivion. Stand out. Be conspicuous, at all cost. Make yourself a magnet of attention by appearing larger, more colorful, more mysterious, than the bland and timid masses.

Get others to do the Work for you, but Always Take the Credit. Use the wisdom, knowledge, and legwork of other people to further your own cause. Not only will such assistance save you valuable time and energy, it will give you a godlike aura of efficiency and speed. In the end your helpers will be forgotten and you will be remembered. Never do yourself what others can do for you.

Make other People come to you – use Bait if Necessary. When you force the other person to act, you are the one in control. It is always better to make your opponent come to you, abandoning his own plans in the process. Lure him with fabulous gains – then attack. You hold the cards.

Win through your Actions, Never through Argument. Any momentary triumph you think gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory: The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.

Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky. You can die from someone else’s misery – emotional states are as infectious as disease. You may feel you are helping the drowning man but you are only precipitating your own disaster. The unfortunate sometimes draw misfortune on themselves; they will also draw it on you. Associate with the happy and fortunate instead.

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Anonymous said...

saby what's stopping u from claiming the sainthood? why dont u be the next mahatma....and the gandhi became the mahatma at YOUR age..

do u have it in u to stop the madness?to stop the violence?

then check this

WARNING: the above pics are not for the faint hearted.

Jim said...

i wish to pass on my tots to the younger gen. I also want to keep my self up-dated on wat is cool and wat is not ... as perceived by dis gen. If i were to be born again, i wud want to be a mother or a teacher in junior school. The fate of dis world depends on the values imbibed by the little ones a public blogg we are exposed to annony mouse attacks. We do not exercise censorship or accept liability for these comments.

'BULL SHIT - All i wanna do is to have some funn before i die'

Vest said...

Saint Mahatma Saby. The emerging Gandhi, God of peace. Welcome to our world of mistrust.

Vest said...

Anon 3.The answer is simple: if you want something very badly, you can achieve it.
What we need is more people who specialise in the impossible.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, (not just to one's own community) to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us: and surely it is a good haven to sail for.

Every one have a peaceful day.
Vest Daily Gaggle OZSTRAYER.

Anonymous said...

Dushman ka, Dushman hai wo..

Dushman ki chaddi utaare jo..

Main hoon wohi!

Anonymous said...

Life is not governed by will or intention. Life is a question of nerves, and fibers, and slowly built-up cells in which thought hides itself and passion has its dreams.
More quotes from Oscar Wilde