As we celebrate 150th Birth Anniversary of Gandhi today, I am convinced that Gandhi is back, sooner than later. He had always lived here as a philosophy, as a thought, but now he is back in real life, in practice. Let’s see some examples.
The fashion crazy world, for example, has already started recognising importance of sustainable fashion. Fashion, the second polluting industry after oil, has woken up to the call of not damaging environment and therefore increased use of natural fabric. Khadi and hand loom will be the show stopper very soon. The glamorous world, realising value of simplicity and adopting to nature friendly practice, is an example of having Gandhi back to life.
Similarly, even in banking and finance, one of the focus areas is Environmental, Sustainable and Green (ESG) financing. Availability of financing in this sector will create better platform for industries and products having ESG compliance. In the industry where profit had been the sole motive, adoption of ESG is certainly commendable.
On the other hand, the automobile industry is also in the great rush to go green. Electric vehicles, better efficiency of combustion engines and determination to follow environmental standards are in vogue. Good for everyone. Promotions and appeals to use public transport is also in the same line. Had Gandhi been here today, or had we understood him properly, this movement would have started much earlier. But late is better than never.
Gandhi had cautioned us against over industrialisation and propagated simple life. World has taken full cycle and now returned to understand value of living life which is in align with nature and climate. More and more countries have started following strict terms of Environmental Clearances and made sure that not only process but also the products are sustainable.
What else can be the best tribute to Gandhi and his environmental cause than a country of more than 1.3 billion people, India, putting an end on single-use plastic. It will reduce roughly 15% of world’s single-use plastic, if we put it in the proportion of population.
We can see many such evidences around us proving that Gandhi is back to life.
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What a thought Rohitji on an apt day!!!
Many congratulations for a beautiful
piece of writing.
Best regards, Vipul Srivastava, IMC New Delhi
I think this is my way of tribute to Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary.
Very very nice observation ,analysis & connected with current situation.
Thank you very much.
Thanks. I am grateful you agree to it.
Very recently I have completed my Kitchen and terrace gardening course.I cam across many organics and eco friendly methods. those are in the elite class are more n more towards the adopting these natural ways of life…But at the same time I have observed that in our conrty uneducated and lower middle groups are still unaware of these nature friendly system..They are now started believing that use of plasic bottled water and other things are more prestigious..and considered as sofisticated one, Which once the elite group used to have such practice in their daily life. and this is the mass which cover most of the portion of our population.so need to aware them first by various means which affect them the most
So, let me put it like this: Only enlightened people changing their lifestyle cannot change the situation until even the unaware ones adopt to a new lifestyle.
Well said .Yes People in India now days are more n more towards naturalization….
Yes Vimla, People have realised it. Especially here in UK I see more and more awareness.
Very well said..!! The best way to celebrate Gandhiji not only for his work but hai msg to the world. Living a lifestyle more with nature, understanding nature would be prime aspect in today’s world if we really wish to celebrate Mahatma for his deeds.
Very nice article👍