This unit on sarvodaya made me realize its meaning and how it is shown in different positions. The lecture and the film Freedom Song helped me get into more about sarvodaya and how it was used in problems like “segregation” and “apartheid”. I never knew on how important this unit was to all and what would happen to the world if it was not there. The project that I did also helped me define the meaning of this principle and how it helps in many situations. I never knew how the people used this ancient principle for “segregation” or “apartheid”. This is very important to me and to everyone who learn this. The things that I did helped me in every way possible to understand this principle. These two freedom songs helped me understand it and how it was used.
Harry Belafonte Freedom Song
I am so tired of fighting all day long
to keep civil rights for everyone.
My name is Harry Belafonte.
I am an American singer, songwriter, actor,
and most importantly a social activist.
I’ve worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and
supported the Civil Right Movement
to keep rights for every single person.
Most people think that not everyone should have civil rights
but I think they’re wrong in every single way.
Even though I was blacklisted during the McCarthy Era
I strengthen the movement a lot by bailing King out of jail and
helped release other civil rights protesters out of prison.
This shouldn’t happen to these people of
different color or ethnicity.
I have civil rights, and
everyone should have them, too.
All have risen to Martin Luther King Jr. about civil rights and
so have I.
I’ve financed the Freedom Rides,
supported voter registration drives,
and helped to organize the March on Washington.
This should be right for all and only for all.
I know who I am in this fight and
it should be for everyone too not just for me.
Many feelings and moods
make me become who I am today.
My name is Kush Garg.
I am a singer, mathematics expert,
and a creative person.
I am a kind and gentle person
who wants to be friends with everyone and
not make them my enemies.
I am sometimes kind to everyone but
not to the ones I hate.
My feelings sometimes betray me and
brings out something dark inside.
My anger grows stronger from
the people who won’t leave me alone.
I try my best to control it but
it is hard to take control of.
To all the people who have this problem also
don’t be ashamed of it.
Try to be like me and help
control what needs to be controlled.
To everyone of this problem
rise up against this fear and make it obey you.
This is a power that must be overcome and
put to rest once and for all.