Autumn & winter 2016 Edition
Don't clip the precious wing
As Ms. Malala Yousafzai the youngest Nobel peace laureate has said repeatedly, her words and actions are obviously influenced by her father who used to be the principal of a private school. How he educated Malala in the male-dominated Pakistani society? In the presentation, he shows his philosophy on education and human rights.
Malala Yousafzai was mortally wounded by the Taliban's attack. However, her ambition to promote education and improve the human rights of women and children is rather strengthened through it. Where does her courage come from? Here is the “miracle” story of Malala.
A prominent Indian activist has been practicing Gandhi’s spirit in the modern world. He believes that “nonviolence” and “spirituality” are crucial in every aspect of our society, which shows he wants to change it for the better through transforma-tion of individuals’ mindsets.
Future of Children
Many children in India have been the target of exploitation -trafficking, child labor and so on for many years. The Indian Nobel peace laureate has taken the risk of doing activities to improve the condition, fighting against the powers in-cluding mafias, politicians, media and so on. He believes that education is a key element to save children.
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At the age of 11, Malala started to criticize the Taliban’s policy to oppress Pakistani people in her blog. Even after she miraculously recovered from the severe injury caused by the Taliban attack, she has strengthened her will to promote education for children: “I would rather to be killed than become silent to survive. “
“Education is not mere worldly expertise but a sacred activity to know who you are,” says Mr. Satish Kumar, a prominent Indian social activist. “The true value of education is not cramming knowledge into one’s head but learning with full use of one's five senses. His deep philosophy of education comes from the religious and spiritual traditions of India.
Sri Aurobindo is an Indian philosopher, India’s 20-century national hero lined with Gandhi, Tagore and so on and litterateur whom international intellectuals admired. Nehru, the first prime minister of Independent India, said Aurobindo was the one of the most brilliant figures of his generation. His theory of education is based on his unique experiences.
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian social activist has been working for improving children’s human rights in India including child labor, child trafficking and so on. His colleagues were killed by mafias and he himself got injured heavily many times. His precious activities were internationally recognized finally after he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. Here is the information on his foundation.
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the Himalayan Wisdom
”One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
"Where is India Gandhi was dreaming?"
“A girl shows a genuine spirituality including nonviolence, compassion and determination.”
In Search of Gandhi
The legendary speech at the UN by Malala Yousafzai
Wishes of a young girl who was deprived of opportunities to learn because of “girl marriage” (*Japanese)
Like Malala, Pakistani
girls stand for freedom of education (*Japanese)
The Himalaya Archive Japan running Himalaya Awareness Channel is a Japanese nonprofit organization with the organizational concept “Thinking of the Earth, Thinking from the Himalaya.”