Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
On January 21, NOC celebrated the life of Dr Martin Luther King, reflecting on his legacy. It was a great honor and privilege for members of the NOC family to participate in Hilton Head Island’s MLK march. We respect and admire a great leader and champion of human rights, freedom, and social justice. Dr. King understood the power of love, compassion, and tolerance to create a just and fair society. He saw poverty and lack of opportunity as negative forces undermining human dignity, independence, and self-reliance.
Dr. King’s work is not complete yet. We must tackle the economic and social challenges that we continue to face today … to achieve the ‘Dream’ that Dr. King spoke about more than five decades ago. Many people still live in poverty and lack opportunities to get ahead in life. The gulf between the haves and have-nots is widening locally and worldwide. There are conflicts and suffering in every corner of the world, including in own country, the United States.
NOC’s vision, mission, and outreach programs are in line with Dr. King’s teachings and actions, as we help those in need and those who are vulnerable. We continue this work, inspired by Dr. King and other great leaders throughout the world.
Naren Sharma, Founder & Chair, NOC