Tolerance Day

It is not enough if we observe November 16 as the International Day of Tolerance (“The relevance of tolerance,” Nov. 16). We should have tolerance for all castes, religions, races, regions and cultures. This is the insignia of humaneness and a fundamental principle of divinity. If we work towards cultural amity and wipe out communal, caste and ethnic hatred, gender bias, etc., we will usher in an era of love, peace and all-round prosperity.

Nirmala P. Rao, Hyderabad

Tolerance is one of the jewels of Gandhian philosophy. Mutual cooperation and faith are the instruments of tolerance. Overcoming stereotypes and prejudice is the need of the hour in order to maintain peace and tranquillity. It was Rabindranath Tagore who said: “Unity does not mean uniformity.” The purpose of observing International Day of Tolerance will come true only when there is harmonious existence.

Shishir Galiya, Jabalpur

Attempts to address the irreparable consequences of religious intolerance must start from the grass roots level, not international level. In a country like India, most people are not even aware of the significance of observing the International Day of Tolerance.

N. Akshatha, Bangalore

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