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LOOKING TO BUILD HOPE IN A TROUBLED COUNTRY

Like a modern Gandhi, she lives those timeless and universal notions which have always appealed to humans – freedom, sacrifice, endurance, peace, courage, forgiveness and most of all, hope, when there is little reason for it.

“Aung San Suu Kyi is an inspiration to many people across the world who believe in freedom, who believe in democracy. I arrived here as a great admirer of her work and fortitude and long struggle for values and freedom and democracy. Now I’m even more of an admirer. I hope that we are at a stage where we can say that a long-held dream now has a chance of being realised… that the long darkness through which the people of this country have lived may be coming to an end.”
– UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
-Steve Biko (South African anti-apartheid activist 18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) in a Speech in Cape Town, 1971

“From the depth of the valleys, in the deserts of despair, there is hope… as there is the unquenchable oasis, the immense breadth and depth of the human spirit… always.”

– craig lock

Well, what I see for 2011 is the need to try to make the people understand that we have the capacity to bring about change. What I want most of all is to empower the people and make them understand ‘we are the ones who can bring about change in this country’.

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