Monday, January 30, 2017

Ahimsa is the theme of Republic Day in Cleveland

The Federation of India Community Associations of Northeast Ohio (FICA) hosted a celebration for 68th Republic Day of India at the Rainforest in the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  FICA president Sujata Lakhe Barnard welcomed the crowd to the 68th Republic Day and introduced Mistress of Ceremonies Sravanthi Vallampati.

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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