Martin Luther King III urges youth to become public spirited business leaders

He said, “Young people are always in the vanguard of all successful social movements.

September 21, 2010 11:06 IST | India Infoline News Service

The world renowned civil rights activist, Martin Luther King III urged the Indian youth to become public spirited business leaders and be servant of humanity.  He said, “Young people are always in the vanguard of all successful social movements.  I urge the students of today to pick up the torch of non-violence, because peace is not the goal, it is the way.”

Martin Luther King III, who has been awarded the Ramakrishna Bajaj Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of Human Rights was speaking at the UGC sponsored National Seminar “60 years of the Indian Constitution: Retrospect and Prospect” organized by Jai Hind College, Mumbai.

Martin Luther King III mentioned that it does not take masses but only a few determined individuals to create a non violent community.

He lauded Jai Hind College’s effort in organizing the Seminar to commemorate 60 years of the Indian constitution and said that he had tremendous respect for the Indian Constitution which laid the foundation of the world’s largest democracy and caters to more than triple the number of people and diversity than that of the US Constitution.

Mr. King ended his talk by exhorting the youth to rise above narrow individualistic concerns and create a humane and compassionate world. “We need to peacefully resolve territorial disputes and the global environmental crisis”, he said. 

Shri Tushar Gandhi, well known social worker and great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi also spoke at length on issues of inequality, illiteracy, hunger and poverty.

For full text of Mr. Martin Luther King III speech at the seminar on “60 years of the Constitution of India: Retrospect and Prospect”,

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