“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive”. Dalai Lama.
I was shocked and saddened to read of the gang rape and murder of a student on a moving bus in New Delhi recently. The sheer magnitude of terror this poor girl and her boyfriend must have experienced is incomprehensible. Such brutality is unfathomable and I send my deepest condolences to their family and friends.
On Thursday a group of 600 guitarists joined together to play “Imagine” by John Lennon. The anthem for Peace, Love and Hope.
The group assembled at a music festival in the eastern Indian hilltown of Darjeeling on Thursday, nearly three weeks after the senseless act brought an outpouring of national anger.
Sonam Bhutia, tourism secretary of Darjeeling and one of the festival organisers is quoted by the media as saying “We chose this song because it talks about hope, peace and promise. The song is so inspiring. It talks about a universe without any boundaries. The tribute was a gesture on our part to show that we are with the victim’s family in their hour of unimaginable sorrow”.
Whatever tragedies befall upon us, Love can always find a way to shine through.