She spoke about the theme of the evening – Ahimsa.
Ahimsa is a term meaning 'not to injure'. The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike; hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm.
Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings-including all animals-according to many Indian religions.
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