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Thursday, September 10, 2009
With whom will you have dinner with ?
When Obama was asked recently as with which international personality, living or dead, he would like to have dinner with, pat came Obama's reply. With Gandhiji !!
I am sure this incident has rattled the minds of some people of the world. This incident brings back some stunning revelations !! The world needs to sit back and think, has there been a personality in the past hundred years who has had more profound influence on the world and the struggle for liberty of the blacks and coloured people of the world, than Gandhiji, who through his actions, dogged determination and pursuit of non-violence and truth had earned for the world eternal liberty from fear and racial dominance. I doubt anybody else can claim that spot.. No wonder Einsten remarked : "Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth"
That frail, half naked fakir, has changed the world for ever. He has given Obama the right to rule US by inspiring Martin Luther King to fight for the liberty of the blacks of US. He has inspired Nelson Mandela to suffer long prison terms, all in the name of freedom for his country men from the tyranny of the white rule and Indians to grow and prosper in peace ....
Let us not forget this great and noble personality whose 140th birth anniversary is falling on the 2 nd of October.