Bapu’s ideals of truth and non-violence are guiding light for peaceful co-existence: LG
Pays tributes to Gandhi on his death anniversary
Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th death anniversary, saying Bapu’s life and teachings continue to guide the interdependent world in the 21st century.
He was speaking at an event organised by Gandhi Global Family J&K, an official press release informed.
The eternal values he (Gandhi) taught us will sustain human civilization in the decades and centuries to come, he said.
Sinha said there should be no place for fear, corruption, and drugs in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Whole of society approach is the need of the hour to fulfill the resolve of Amrit Kaal Khand to create a fear-free, corruption-free and drug-free Jammu Kashmir,” he added.
LG said Bapu’s ideals of truth and non-violence, protecting human dignity, equality, social justice, respect for all religions, the welfare of the underprivileged, and rights of women and youth are powerful instruments that act as a guiding light for the peaceful co-existence of all.
He said Bapu’s ideals and timeless teachings have influenced world leaders to establish a society based on social harmony, syncretic co-existence, and economic prosperity.
“Women are leading as role models and contributing to economic development. It is our collective responsibility to ensure women have access to education, equal opportunities, and financial and other assistance to grow and prosper,” said the LG.
He appreciated the efforts of the Gandhi global family in promoting Gandhian values among the younger generation and asked the voluntary organisations to join hands with the NGO in eradicating social evils.
On the occasion, the LG felicitated the citizens and organizations for their valuable contribution towards the service of society. A pledge was administered to build an India dreamed by Gandhi. A two-minute silence was also observed and ‘Bhajans’ were recited to spread the values and noble message of Mahatma Gandhi.