What the distinguished and world-famous peace activist Mrs. Bagoes Oka from Indonesia said about Prof. Neelakanta Radhakrishnan sums up his extraordinarily eventful life and achievements: "A rare combination of intellectualism and activism, Prof. Radhakrishnan has distinguished in several fields. As an educator, administrator, founder of several educational institutions, author of over forty books, journalist, trainer of youth in nonviolence, theatre expert, actor, human right activist and researcher of folk arts, Prof. Radhakrishnan is an important source of inspiration to a number of innovative initiatives all over the world, especially in the field of training in nonviolence.
The role he has been playing in the global spread of nonviolence by interpreting Gandhian nonviolence creatively and adapting it to the emerging scenario has been widely acknowledged. He has deviated significantly from the traditional or dogmatic interpretation of nonviolence. To him, nonviolence is a creative force of empowerment and not any dogmatic bind."
Dr. N Radhakrishnan, Two incidents - one in 1893 in South Africa, the second in 1956 in USA - that changed the course of history of civil rights movement for human rights in the world are (1) the eviction of Mohandas Gandhi from the train at Petermatritzburg in South Africa for having dared to travel in a first-class compartment and (2) Mrs. Rosa Parks' stout refusal to vacate a seat she had occupied in a public bus in Montgomery in Alabama, USA and her readiness to he fined for this `crime' she had committed.
2015/2016 marks the 70th anniversary of what is known as the 'Calcutta Miracle' and Gandhi’s 'Pilgrimage to Noakhali' for the promotion of Dialogue, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Religious Pluralism and Shanti Sena for sustainable peace among nations and different cultures.