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And Then Came Gandhi…

 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.

Gandhi’s Satyagraha

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.

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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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