Peace, welfare and social responsibility

Epitomized by Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian nation has a strong movement for the advancement of peace, welfare and social responsibility. Care for people and nature is seen as intricately connected.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

A spiritual leader
The most important figure in the Indian history of peace and social responsibility is perhaps Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, affectionately called 'Mahatma' meaning 'Great soul'. He was a spiritual leader and famous for leading India to independence under British rule in 1947. He believed in justice, non-violence and nationalism, and fought for civil rights in India. He lived modestly and was imprisoned many times. At an age of 78, in 1948, he was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist.

Physical Therapist Neha Kumar talks about life in India of today, and a simple vision of being conscious about the environment, about honesty, and the need for keeping fit.