Mahatma Gandhi. (File Photo)
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind issued the following message to the nation on October 1, 2021, i.e on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
The President said, “On the occasion of the 152nd anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, I pay tributes to him on behalf of a grateful nation.
Gandhiji is especially known around the world for his non-violent movement and his birth anniversary is celebrated as Non-violence Day. Gandhiji believed that non-violence is a philosophy, a principle and an experience which can be made the basis for betterment of society. He made strenuous efforts for attaining Swaraj, removing untouchability, eradicating social evils, improving the economic condition of our farmers and women empowerment.
Gandhi Jayanti is a special day for all Indians. This is an occasion for us to remember Gandhiji’s struggles and sacrifice. This occasion inspires us to resolve to work for the prosperity and development of our fellow citizens and country.
Let us, take a pledge that we will continue to strive for making India, a country of his dreams while adhering to his teachings, ideals and values”. (Press Release)