As we celebrate the birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, today, we bring you some inspiring quotes from the great leader who inspired world leaders.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi is fondly remembered for his philosophy of simple living and high thinking. He led by example.
At ADDA, we are celebrating this auspicious day by bringing you some inspiring quotes from the Mahatma that are relevant to apartment complexes, motivating its residents to live a good quality life and in harmony.
Relevance of the Mahatma in your ADDA
Be the change you want to see in this world
This is one of his most powerful quotes where he encourages us to initiate and take responsibility for the change we wish to see, rather than wait for someone to take action.
An apartment complex is quite like a mini India, represented by people from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures and religions, living in harmony, supporting each other and working together towards a common goal, peaceful co-existence. Most of these apartment complexes have a management committee, a group of committed individuals who take up the responsibility of running the apartment complex. They form various task groups that not only run various initiatives within the campus, but also in the community, outside the walls of their apartment building.
ADDA salutes these people who voluntarily come forward to constitute the management committees even though they have busy lives, simply because they are conscious about making a difference to the society. We are proud to place ADDA as the tool of choice in the hands of these people, who are drivers of change and make others’ lives easier.
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress
This is especially true of community living, in apartment complexes, where residents come together to discuss the best way forward for various initiatives. When a group of like-minded individuals get together and brainstorm ideas, differences often produce innovative lines of thought, largely leading to the overall benefit of the society as a whole. The ADDA app helps by facilitating effective decisions on various issues through Conversations where members can interact with their own suggestions and hold Opinion Polls to get a consensus.
Without action, you aren’t going anywhere
A plan is of no use unless succeeded by action. Once decisions are made, the next step is implementation. This involves making an action plan that includes making budgets, designating people in charge, allocating responsibilities, following up, finding service providers, supervising, and finally, tallying the accounts. All is easily done with the help of the ADDA.
The future depends on what you do today
Action leads to results and the future everyone dreams of, especially in apartment complexes where everyone aims to make their homes and their surroundings healthy. The Mahatma always encouraged sustainable living, recycling, kindness and cleanliness and demonstrated it in his daily routine. Just some of the ways in which apartment communities can promote sustainable living are:
- Composting kitchen waste
- Being kind to birds and animals
- Practicing Swachh Society Swachh Bharat Abhyiyan
- Waste management
- Empowering children to be the change
There is no limit to what a dedicated group of individuals can achieve!
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history
A majority of India’s Apartment dwellers are educated and belong to the skilled working class capable of being opinion leaders and influencers. They are in a prime position to bring about a positive change. The ADDA app caters to their requirements in relation to their apartment, apartment complex and their neighbourhood, simplifying their lives by giving them access to the resources they need to take action.
It helps them take a stand and use their collective voice as an influence group on issues of national importance for the benefit of society and building a stronger India.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others
As apartment dwellers strive to build a sustainable society, they also aim to bring about a social transformation by adopting public areas. After all, everyone wants to live in a healthy environment and the best way to ensure it is to take action.
As apartment complexes get ready to enjoy the festival season, they come together to donate all their unwanted items to welfare homes and spread some smiles. Many apartment complexes has groups who support various social causes and NGOs through cash or kind. We urge all apartment complexes to look at ways they can influence the society around them.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony
We are in the festival season. Apartment complexes are making it special and celebrating this joyous occasion with a number of activities. Some examples are:
- Creating activities and inviting members to participate using the ADDA app.
- Planning photo contests and rewarding ADDA members by creating a gorgeous calendar of the best photos.
- On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, getting children together for drawing, essay writing contests and skits about Bapu’s life.
Let’s make today memorable with inspiration from Gandhiji’s words.
Let us all pledge to live by this quote:
My life is my message
Let’s work towards building a sustainable society.
We are happy to share these photos from a recent trip to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, located on the banks of the River Sabarmati. This was Gandhiji’s base from where he led the Salt Satyagraha and the Indian Independence Movement. The Ashram is now a National Monument.
How are you celebrating Gandhi Jayanti?
We looking forward to hearing your ideas in the comments!
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Photo Credits – Vidya Sury