Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Today United States celebrated the birth of Honorable. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. renowned for breaking barriers in human relationship dedicated his life to unity and eliminating injustice.

Dr. King believed in the strength of human character transcending race, religion and social-economic background.

An eloquent orator, theologian and a supreme leader – Dr. King led the mass at the height of social inequality entrenched in prejudice emanating largely from ignorance and yet triumphed in civil rights recognition for his fellow human beings.

Rev. Martin Luther King understood the intricacies in weaving the social fabric and passionately involved to promote integration against segregation, empathy over apathy and last but not the least practiced his mentor Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence philosophy.

Despite incredible challenges and overwhelming opposition, Dr. King marched forward as the duty bound soldier would in national defense without heeding to formidable resistance from different corners.

The Reverend identified the cause fomenting polarization and relentlessly engaged in education, information and inspiration to bring harmony within society.

As a visionary and a deep thinker – Dr. King approached issues seeking solutions in the best interests of all. Among many admirable qualities, Dr. King was prominent for his charisma and steel resolve exemplified in declining failure for the venerable leader acknowledged the fact that;

Human race is resilient in overcoming obstacles and talented to realize any dream.

Humanity has experienced political and social upheavals since time immemorial. The transformation has never been easier and often made possible through extraordinary sacrifice for mankind benefit.

Dr. King’s legacy has profound impact on humanity as the shining ray of hope uplifting human spirit from the overcast when clouded with fear and self-doubt undermining the individual inherent potential.

Community service was the highlight of his exemplary humanitarian deeds reflecting benevolence, care and compassion towards the less fortunate in the society.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. represented faith, courage and integrity instrumental in delivering the desirable outcome in the civil rights movement.

Although society has made remarkable progress thus far, the human plight in this regard is far from over.

Collective actions could effectively address the prevalent social anomalies enabling a paradigm shift in human relations. Humanity thrives with tolerance and kindness towards one another. It further enhances the inner ability to deal with any crises upon relating to others’ in their hour of need.

Dr. King touched the lives of many in his limited lifetime by healing the wounded hearts and weakened minds with truthful words that encouraged the fallen to rise beyond expectations.

There is tremendous opportunity to make a difference by emulating the civil rights’ proponent – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose significant contribution was a trail blazer in understanding human rights.

America’s favorite son and great humanitarian is remembered with respect and gratitude for defining the purpose in life.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will always be the beacon light illuminating the human mind in quest for peace.

Happy Birthday to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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