SAY NO TO VIOLENCE:RESPECT LIFE
We see harassment in many forms. This is multi-faceted. The poor, women and children, youth, minorities, media-personnel, politicians, those victimized by wars and conflicts and our living habitat is being constantly abused, which are easily evidenced.
When this abuse is being inflicted daily, why are we Sri Lankans merely its’ helpless onlookers? Though the first bold steps to be taken to rectify the situation must be taken by us, this effort at best is seen lacking.
Towards its eradication, it is high time we citizens stood up as a wall to fight such injustice. To safeguard fundamental rights and to ward off violence should become the prioritized necessacity.
What we plea, is to join us in protest in a non violent campaign. The most powerful network to bring about real change in our society is to approach this desired goal with an honest, ambitious, non violent value system.
Say no to violence – Respect life, reflects a society committed to non - vehemence. It helps to build self confidence and self esteem. Compassion should arise within you!
The purpose is to thwart the arising of all forms of this violence from within each individual, simply by over riding it with thoughts of loving kindness.
To prove your non-violence, opportunities abound!
Your pledge towards justice, deference, patience, respect for one another, respect for another’s opinion, respect for life itself, exemplifies such commitment.
Please make time to think of those victimized and undergo violence!
Workshops, seminars and conferences themed on non-violence, should spearhead elucidating and educating the masses.
Such change to be brought about can only be thru togetherness. With discussion and peaceful co-existence, lets us focus on resolving all social conflicts that prevail. Thus, let us commit ourselves!
Let all social organizations, trade unions, religious organizations, women’s organizations, youth and children’s organizations the business community pledge to eradicate violence from the face of this earth.
Let us be committed towards a multi-racial, multi-ethnic society. Let us understand the diversity which prevails such a social structure. The very richness of such diversity!
By taking progressive steps and understanding, let us build a harmonious society.
Say no to violence – Respect life