« As I’m about to get engaged on perhaps the greatest battle of my life, I must drive out hate from my heart. »
Married at the age of 13, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a sickly shy student during his schooling. Very early he was able to make big choices as (letting down)/giving up hatred and joining hands with South Africa in 1893, at the threshold of his 24 years to practice his lawyer profession. This partnership made him discover the real conditions faced by black and Indian people of South Africa. This experience dramatically upsetted his (vision)/view as well as his engagement towards everyone’s freedom, throughout the pacifist way. Every year on his birthday ( october 2nd). Unesco celebrates the values defended by the hero of Peace who becomed a worline reference.
Learn more :
*Le Mahatma Gandhi – Images de la Paix, de la vérité et de l’ahimsa Editions Visual Quest Books 2010
International Day for Tolerance : http://www.un.org/fr/events/toleranceday/
International Day of Non-Violence : http://www.un.org/fr/events/nonviolenceday/
HEROES OF PEACE constructs brief profiles or portraits of famous or less known but ‘out of the ordinary’ personalities, working in the service of peace and reconciliation. Each portrait will provide students an opportunity to question their own commitments to dialogue and reconciliation with classmates, neighbours, friends and family members.