By Navneet K Maun
Let there be peace
in each household,
in every community,
indispensible, in the present scenario
of animosity, egoism, narrow-mindedness.
The dark period of Colonialism
unified the countrymen
afflicted by unemployment, poverty, atrocities
in their daily struggle for survival.
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
stirred up a hornet’s nest.
The great bard renouncing his knighthood,
a turning point in history.
And then came Gandhi
an apostle of truth,
a beacon of hope,
dispelling the darkness
of untouchability and casteism.
His holy grail acknowledged
by Einstein, Thoreau, Martin Luther King, Tagore.
paved the way for Emancipation
a herculean task.
The altar of freedom
cleansed with the blood of the martyrs
tears of the kin.
Their heroism making them immortal.
Let Gandhi’s India be a harbinger of peace and ahimsa
for the world at large.
Mrs. Navneet K Maun was born in West Bengal. Did her initial schooling from Oak Grove School, Jharipani, Mussoorie. She furthered her education from Regional College of Education, Bhubaneshwar. She did her Graduation and BEd from there. She did her Masters in English Literature from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She has vast experience in teaching and has retired as a Senior Teacher from a Public School in Delhi. Her hobbies include reading, travelling, writing and cooking.”
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