In an initiative launched in the small town of Muzaffarpur, some 80 kilometers from the Bihar state capital Patna, local metal workers are being commissioned to transform some 60,000 illegal weapons into agricultural farming tools such as hoes, spades and hedge-clippers.
According to Abhyanand, Bihar's director-general of police, who started the program, these tools will assist thousands of less advantaged farmers while conveying a message of security for all residents.
He stated, "The farming tools made from life-threatening arms will now produce food grains which will feed the hungry."
Our hats off, Director-general Abhyanand, other officials and all participating in these creative measures of peace. May your actions be emulated by governments throughout India and other lands for global dignity and harmony to prevail. http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/once-lawless-indian-state-turns-guns-into-hoes/http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15621992