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In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Essay #Gandhi


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Suhani Khemka

Happy Gandhi Jayanti everyone, Sara here! In such a relatable way 12 year old Suhani Khemka from Kolkata shares with us ways in which we can bring about change, starting with ourselves, one tiny step at a time. Lets all resolve to be more mindful and less wasteful- a great reminder ahead of the upcoming festive season.


Suhani is a student of Our Lady Queen of the Missions School Salt Lake, Kolkata.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Essay #Gandhi

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” Mahatma Gandhiji said.


The first  thing that strikes our mind when an occasion is arriving is how we will  celebrate it. When it comes to celebration the most important thing is a  grand party and magnificent gifts. Excess food from parties is wasted and  gifts exchanged which are usually of no use.

Only by reforming our ways of celebration, we could make an immense  change in the world. Instead of giving splendid gifts made of plastic we could  give a plant pot with a message to ‘start of new life’ or plant a sapling on  special occasions.


In this way we will not only be helping mother nature recover from the  exploitation we have forced on her but also be a good citizen and human  being. Instead of throwing a convivial party we could go to the orphanage or the old  age home and distribute cakes, gifts, and food.


This will show kindness to humanity and help others. Throwing a party does not mean we need to have a massive cake and decorations. Instead we could call our friends over to our house and laugh together, making joyful memories without fancy gifts. Instead of getting huge amounts of foods and drinks we  could learn how to bake one cake ourselves, with our friends and then enjoy it.


During festivals bursting expensive crackers only causes harm to others.  If we contribute the money spent on them to an NGO or another such organizations, we can help someone get food on their empty tables.

Let us blow away the cobwebs and make some new reforms in our life.

Together let us make these reforms and make this world a better place for all.


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38 Replies to “In a gentle way, you can shake the world – Essay #Gandhi”

  • Shanushree Rajgarhia

    Great job Suhani. Very thoughtful! Everyone must do their bit to conserve the nature.

  • Lavina Chanani

    Awesome Suhani… keep it up!

  • Ankit

    Such a wonderful thought by 12 year old. You inspire us in doing something for humanity and society which only benefit us in return.

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  • Ankita Das

    Beautiful thought Suhani..?? U have a unique personality..Such a talented girl.?Keep it up.??

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  • Vinti Dhanuka

    Suhani…you have done wodners with your words…so much to learn from such a young girl…god bless you and you will soar high in the world of literature and writing.

  • Mani jain

    Superb Suhani…. nicely written
    Very inspirational ????

  • Shreya Didwania

    Very well written…..keep writing n keep inspiring!

  • Mithu Agarwal

    Very nice thought Suhani. God bless you. If start following these our world will become a better place to live.

  • Anurag

    Inspirational writing.

  • Shilpi Modi

    What a beautiful writeup and thought by such a young mind and heart. Wishing u all d best!! May u rise and shine and inspire many more to have the same thoughts .

  • Vikash Agarwal

    Very well done Suhani keep inspiring everyone writing such wonderful ??

  • Ankita Khetan

    Amazingg work Suhani…you are such a talented, bright and creative girl.. keep flying high…. such a thought provoking message by you at such a young age… keep it up… all our best wishes to you…

  • Mikky Agrawal

    Nice Hope…hop for the change

  • Vinita

    Superb ?
    Very great thought

  • Vinita

    Superb ?
    Great thought?

  • Shilpa Bansal

    Beautifully written Suhani….. well done keep it up n keep inspiring us?

  • Nishat

    Very well penned Suhani. These thoughts are truly inspirational. God bless you…. keep on writing

  • Kiran

    Keep it up
    God bless u Suhani????

  • Sonia khemka

    You give me a reason to smile n feel blessed each day with all the wonderful things you do….there is so much to learn from you my little one. Keep smiling and shine on!

  • Abhishek

    Very nice !! Keep writing

  • Prateek

    Gr8 thought Suhani..I just hope your writings bring change to readers..Keep writing your way..

  • Richa Agarwal

    Such a simple way to write about much bigger issues….

  • Sandeep Sharma

    Very nice thought and message. More the younger generation is made aware to practice it, the better our world will become. God bless you Suhani.


    A beautiful social message put across so simply. God bless u suhani .

  • Rinku Agarwal

    Such great thoughts in small proud of you Suhani..i wish we all parents think the sa
    me way..and your write up has inspired me a lot..

  • Hitesh

    Well written. Keep up the good work?

  • Mona Sarkar

    Very nice Suhani,your writing reveals the simplicity and gentleness of your heart and the simple yet innovative ideas given by you through your writing if followed will definetly bring a great change in society.You people are the future of our country so keep up the good work.

  • Upasana Agrawal

    Wow Suhani … What an inspirational words..
    People should bring this out in their daily life now.. a drastic change is really needed in our precious life.. keep up this talent of yours coming up.. ?

  • Prasanna Poonia

    Wow Suhani ! Your essay is not only well written, but very inspiring too. Loved the productive ways you have taught to celebrate!!
    Keep writing and stay motivated.

  • Pooja Jhunjhunwala

    Very well written Suhani .. very thoughtful…keep the good work

  • sahaj

    your work has left me speechless

  • Sanjay Chanani

    Really nicely written and presented , hope to see much more bright thoughts from you suhani ?? keep it up

  • Sangeeta

    It was a complete pleasure to read. Definitely cobwebs need to be blown away. Keep up the good work Suhani! Waiting for more come.

  • Jawahar

    Suhani’s diction and flow of thoughts are commendable. She may prove herself as rising star of literary world. Best of luck.

  • Sujit Guha

    Excellent thoughts of harmony with people and environment towards a beautiful world

  • Santanu Ghosh

    Excellent thoughts by a child. Very powerful expression. Well done and keep writing.

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