Friday, March 21, 2008

Knowledge equation - An article by APJ in his Billion Beats.

This is the article written by him in his february edition of Billion Beats, for those who haven't read any plz visit his website...
I would like to share an inspirational call from Hazrat Mohammad Sahib's Hadeeth (peace be upon him).

"When you speak, speak thetruth.
Perform what you promise.
Discharge your trust.
Withhold your hand from striking and taking,
That which is unlawful and bad."
Let us follow this path
and lead a noble life.

I would like to recall a great clarion call of indomitable spirit, which was given by Sir C. V. Raman, at the age of 82. The message is still reverberating in my mind:
"I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you. "I can assert without fear of contradiction that the quality of the Indian mind is equal to the quality of any Teutonic, Nordic or Anglo-Saxon mind. What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force, which takes one anywhere. "We have, I think, developed an inferiority complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit. We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit, which will recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled to a rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny." Hence friends, knowledge is equal to the equation: Knowledge = creativity + righteousness + courage + indomitable spirit.
The combination of these characteristics can generate enlightened citizens.

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