Friday, 6 December 2013

An Inspiration he was, truly!

In my country, we go to prison first
and then become President- Mandela
It came as any other morning, everything was fine as usual; people going to work and all the daily stuff happening like every day. Amid all the chaos, there had been a loss of a gem, one of the most inspirational human being on the earth, a person who made impossible possible and contributed invaluably towards eliminating apartheid from South Africa- NELSON MANDELA. A great leader that he was, Mandela followed the principles of our 'Father of the Nation'- Mahatma Gandhi and strived hard whole life to free his country from the distressing practice of apartheid. His loss has created a hole all over the world, filled the heart of every child, youth, adult and old, whose life he touched with his exemplary virtues of leadership and humanity!

Mandela died at his residence in Johannesburg at the age of 95 on 6 December, 2013. He was one of the greatest human beings of all times and a charming personality with due regard for truth and equality. He was the first black President of South Africa, a chair he got after serving a 28 years in jail. What a man he was! Today, we cannot go a day being locked up in a room and this man spent 28 years of his life in a lockup! Commendable!

Throughout his life, he struggled to establish democracy in South Africa and gave important virtues of humanity such as forgiving to the world. The exemplary hero was awarded with the highest civilian honor "Bharat Ratna" for his dedicated efforts and true leadership. He also won the Nobel Prize in 1993.

I haven't studied the work of the legend in much detail; however, whatever I have read and heard about him, I know he was a great human being, a person for change and an inspiration all! Today, when he has left the world, let us owe to continue his legacy and work towards making our country a better place to live. Yes, it is difficult, but not impossible though! As Mandela quotes, "It always seems impossible until its done."

R.I.P Mandela!