Shun violence and cruelty

Can violence and cruelty have any space in the civilized societies to fathom and expound any problem to fix the same completely and have not the high Indian ideals of non- violence, tolerance and renunciation always emerged triumphant ? Does the civilized world, even now, not detest and abhor the heart rending  violence perpetrated by the British troops against innocent and unarmed civilians at Jallianwala Bagh Amritsar, the tragedy  going to complete hundred years just next year? Right from the scourge of violence to the contributions of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee to the nation, fighting superstitions to new tax regime, 550th Prakash Parva of Guru Nanak Dev and other important and very relevant topics were touched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio talk on June 24.
Unfortunately, in this country of non violence, tolerance  and renunciation having been the distinctive feature of the excellence of Indian civilization, violence, both individual and at times by groups have been rattling the  calm and tranquility in parts of the country and disturbing the equations of development and progress coupled with trust and hope. Such acts of violence which are unfortunately taking place are sponsored and monitored from across the borders and  also engineered from within by mischievous elements, criminals, frenzied minds and even opportunist politicians.
The Prime Minister, who has been tailoring and shaping his “Mann Ki Baat” address to the countrymen in such a way so as to incorporate topics extraneous to contemporary stereo type political issues and include the ones which were important, relevant, knowledgeable, worth emulating and meriting  sharing with one another.Our achievements in various fields, even individual feats of national importance, unparalleled contribution by our brave hearts to defend our sovereignty and territorial integrity, issues paramount  and sensitive like ecology, environment, cleanliness, students’ hard work and examinations, contributions by the farmers and   all other topics which matter for the countrymen on day to day basis, have been broadcast by the Prime Minister to share with the people and elicit their response.
While a major part of his “Baat” of this month was devoted to the contributions of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, he dwelt with other topics as well. Paying rich tributes to Mookerjee, he recalled his services to the nation  sacrificing his life at the young age of 52 for unity and integrity of the country.It may be recalled that June 23 is observed as the day of his martyrdom as he died under State custody in Srinagar on June 23, 1953. His stand on “Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan Aur Ek Nishan” was his antidote to granting of special status under the Union of India to Jammu and Kashmir. Besides a politician, he excelled in academics to rise to become the youngest Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta just at his 33rd year of age.
It is high time, we Indians sincerely abhorred any type of discrimination whether on caste, gender, language, region and  faith, the aim being to embrace humanity. If present day world is more concerned on economic considerations and growth models, the concomitant to that and the driving force behind, was the need to end hostilities and bickering. The instance of recent summit of two leaders, President Trump of the USA and  Kim Jong Un of North Korea to broker peace and other summits and conventions held  at international  platforms, further brings home the importance of non violence and peace  being the only guarantee for the human survival. It is another thing that Pakistan believes in the other way round.