Gandhigiri triumphs over Dadagiri

Nine decades and two years ago, a man clad in khadi took the leadership of the Indian National Congress and led a war against foreign rulers in the most unusual way, unparalleled in history.

The British Empire was stupefied by this man's ideologies and this paved the way for India's Independence. Mahatma Gandhi had moved the world by using the sheer power of truth and non-violence. This method of Gandhigiri has been successful many a times and some famous preachers include Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela.

Another term that came to light after movies like Lage Raho Munnabhai is "Dadagiri". This word symbolises tyranny and oppression. Dadagiri is basically bullying. It has become common in most of the cities and villages these days. Dadagari flourishes with the help of goons, who are called upon by people to get their work. Supporters of Dadagiri propagate the message, "Gandhigiri in reel life and Dadagiri in real life." But for how long can people live in the fear of a dada or a tyrant. People will eventually overcome their fear and revolt. It is, therefore, best for us and society to adopt Gandhigiri.

Siddhant Patra, X-A

Springdales School,

Dhaula Kuan

It all starts with Dadagiri in today's political world. Everywhere, throu-ghout the length and breadth of the country, politicians and their sycophants take things for granted. Still there are some standalones who have put forth their ideology expressing the tenets of Gandhism, such as non-violence and truth.

One such example is Anna Hazare, who is the face of India's fight against corruption. He has led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish official corruption.

Another daring leader who fearlessly fought for democracy in her country is Aung San Suu Kyi. She is one of the few women today who is in the mould of Mandela and Gandhi. She is not only inspired by their ideals and sacrifices, but believes in the ones who prevailed in achieving their goals against powerful foes.

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