Every year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who changed the world by delivering a new definition of greatness. To this day, Dr. King's words and actions carry the same weight and resonance that they did over 50 years ago. At DCI, we are incredibly inspired and motivated by Dr. King’s powerful words and the impact that he has had on all of us. As a champion for peace, equality, and justice for all, he fought for the rights of others and called people into public service. Dr. King once said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable....Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
On MLK Day, let’s all remember that we have the power to be great and to make a difference, by giving back to our communities and continuing to fight for others. Justice should be a reality for ALL. Today and every day, we are committed to serving the thousands of underprivileged children in our programs in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Nicaragua, and we will continue to be inspired by Dr. King’s legacy as we fight for their rights and give them opportunities to break free from the cycle of poverty.
As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, let’s reflect on his courage and determination to change the world. Undoubtedly, his life and legacy will remain in our hearts forever.
Ehsan Hoque, MBBS, Ph.D.
Founder and Honorary Executive Director,
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)