Friday, 3 October 2014

Cleanliness in social life is best tribute to Mahatma Gandhiji: Gujarat CM

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel on Thursday called on the citizens of Gujarat to follow the path of "Cleanliness in Social Life" adopted by father of nation Mahatma Gandhiji, which had inspired others too.

She was speaking at the all religions' prayer meeting held at Kirti Mandir, the birthplace of father of nation Mahatma Gandhi at Porbandar, to mark the 146th birth-anniversary of Gandhiji.

The chief minister said we must take a pledge that the whole world should celebrate the 150th birth-anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 02, 2019 as he had showed the path of welfare of humanity to the world.

In the global purview on this land not a birth of an ordinary man had taken place but a new era had born; and his path to resolve the problems of world for the welfare of humanity is as applicable today as it was then, she added.

Speaking on the occasion, Gujarat governor Om Prakash Kohli said, the Gandhiji had uplifted the humanity by successfully adopting the virtues like truth, non-violence, mercy and love in his own life.

He also urged the people to join the country wide 'Swachhta Abhiyaan' launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to adopt it in day-to-day life as Gandhiji was also a staunch advocator of the cleanliness. Kohli also recommended to read two books - 'Hind Swaraj' and 'Mere Sapno Ka Bharat' - to everyone present in the prayer meeting.

Both dignitaries, Patel and Kohli, had offered a floral tribute to the father of nation and delivered an inspiring address to the large gathering. They had also unveiled oil-paintings and audio CDs, website etc. made as the tributes to Gandhiji. They had also participated in the 'Ram dhun' (constant chanting of names Lord Rama) organized at the function. The duo also registered their names on "Visitors' Book".

The prayer meeting was also attended by many dignitaries and the large number of followers of Gandhian ideology and philosophy. CM,Anandiben Patel

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