President, Vice greet nation on eve of Gandhi Jayanti
President and Vice President have greeted the nation on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, the 152nd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
In his message, President Ram Nath Kovind said, Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi is especially known around the world for his non-violent movement and his birth anniversary is celebrated as Non-violence Day.
He said, Gandhi ji 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.
President said, Gandhi Jayanti is a special day for all Indians and this is an occasion to remember Gandhiji’s struggles and sacrifice.
He said, this occasion inspires everyone to resolve to work for the prosperity and development of our fellow citizens and country.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Mahatma Gandhi showed the world a novel way of struggle against injustice – that of truth and non-violence and left an ever-lasting imprint on humanity.
He founded his efforts to liberate India from colonial rule on the values of Truth (Satyagraha) and Non-Violence (Ahimsa).
Mr Naidu said, Mahatma Gandhi remains a champion and icon of the oppressed, even in the 21st century.
He said, the people can draw inspiration from Gandhiji’s life and philosophy on sustainable development, self-reliance, empowerment of the marginalised and the push for gram swarajya.
Vice President said, his life continues to be a beacon of light for the country, guiding our national progress.