Vice President greets the nation on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Following is the full text of his message –

“I convey my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Father of our Nation – Mahatma Gandhi.

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). He remains a champion and icon of the oppressed, even in the 21st century.

Gandhiji lived by personal example and said that his life is his message. We can draw inspiration from his life and philosophy on sustainable development, self-reliance, empowerment of the marginalised and the push for ‘gram swarajya’. These themes in Gandhiji’s thought have become ever more relevant in the modern day. His life continues to be a beacon of light for the country, guiding our national progress.

Gandhiji’s principle of Ahimsa will continue to guide us and the rest of the world in our shared quest for peace, harmony and universal brotherhood.

I once again extend my heartiest wishes to the citizens of our country on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.

Jai Hind!”

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