Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gandhi Journal Article-III (March 2017) - Aung San Suu Kyi - In Gandhi's Footsteps

Gandhi Journal Article-III ( MARCH 2017 )

Aung San Suu Kyi - In Gandhi's Footsteps

By Dr. Anupma Kaushik


Introduction : Her life and family

Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19 June 1945 in Rangoon. She derives her name from three relatives. Aung San from her father, Suu from her paternal grandmother and Kyi from her mother Khin Kyi. She is frequently called Daw Suu by the Burmese or Amay Suu, i.e. Mother Suu by some followers. (Gandhi was called Bapu by his followers) Suu Kyi is the third child and only daughter of Aung San considered to be the father of modern-day Burma. Her father founded the modern Burmese army and negotiated Burma's independence from the British Empire in 1947 but was assassinated by his rival in the same year. She grew up with her mother, Khin Kyi and two brothers, Aung San Lin and Aung San Oo, in Rangoon. Aung San Lin died at age eight, when he drowned in an ornamental lake on the grounds of the house. Her elder brother immigrated to San Diego, California, becoming a United States citizen. After Aung San Lin's death, the family moved to a house by Inya Lake where Suu Kyi met people of very different backgrounds, political views and religions. She was educated in Methodist English High School for much of her childhood in Burma, where she was noted as having a talent for learning languages.

Thought For The Day ( UNIVERSITY )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on University

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gandhi Journal Article-II ( MARCH 2017 ) - The Power of Non-violence

Gandhi Journal Article-II ( MARCH 2017 )

The Power of Non-violence

By M.K. Gandhi

NON-VIOLENCE IN its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It does not mean meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it means the pitting of one's whole soul against the will of the tyrant. Working under this law of our being, it is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save his honour, his religion, his soul and lay the foundation for that empire's fall or its regeneration. (YI, 1-8-1920, p. 3)

Thought For The Day ( PRAYER )

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes on Prayer