“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”
Explain: The UN international day for tolerance is annually observed on November 16. To educate people about the need for tolerance in society and to help them understand the negative effect of intolerance. The int. day for tolerance is a time for people to learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others. It is also a time when live discussion and debates take place accurse the world, focusing on how various forms of injustice, oppression, racism and unfair discrimination have a negative impact on society.
What Is Tolerance?
UNESCO’S declaration of principles on tolerance defines tolerance as respect acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world culture. Our form of expression and way of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thoughts, conscious and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference.
On of the most important tools a child need in his/her social tools box is the availability to be tolerant of others. The word is composed of people from different background who speak various languages, and follow diverse customs and religion. Learning to be tolerant and respectful of other is key to being successful in life. Some example of tolerance seen in central Europe were two TV projects aim to promote greater tolerance towards ethnic minorities this year also saw Israelis and Arabs using music, sport and exploration to promote co-operation and mutual understating in their region.
In the world of diversity of tolerance is pre requisite for peace. It is also a lever for sustainable development. Intolerance is often caused by ignorance and fear. When we don’t know about other cultures, religions, or nations, we sometimes fear them. Education is the most important way to promote tolerance. Teaching people what our shared rights and freedom is the first step in intolerance. Learning about other cultures is also important to help us see the similarities between all cultures and to respect and celebrate our differences. Building tolerance and trust in diverse communities takes time and commitment. Tolerance day is an opportunity to see what progress has been made throughout the year and rededicate our commitment to promoting tolerance, respect, cooperation and dialogue between different cultures in our communities and between our nations. Taking the tolerance pledge is a way that each of us can help to make every day tolerance day.
“I pledge to have respect for people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics re different from my own”
Class : 12 Commerce