PEACE HATH HER VICTORIES NO LESS RENOWNED THAN WAR
Winning a war makes a man or a country victorious. History is full of the details of wars won by Roman, British and French kings. The generals became famous. The dictators who were responsible for killing millions of people were adored by the people of their countries.
Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin became renowned personalities because they won the II world war. Akbar, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan became renowned personalities as they won the wars and established their kingdoms.
But these victories are short lived. They remain on the pages of history. They also remain as a bitter wound in the heart of those who are conquered. The victories of science, technology and art that are made during peace time are the real victories. They are victories to keep the cultures alive. They are responsible for the safety of humanity not for genocide.
It is during peace that great monuments and temples, pieces of art were built. The whole south from Nagpur to Kanyakumari is rich with this heritage in India. The life saving drugs, the researches in Medical science that give new life to men are the victories during peace time. Latest technologies in the field of production, the wonders of telecommunication, the pager, the computer, the X ray, CT scanning and the satellite network, the probe to Mars and the Moon are all the victories of the short intervals when peace reigned in the world. These positive victories are more renowned than the negative victories of war.