Zeliang, Acharya extend Gandhi Jayanti greetings
Dimapur, Oct. 1 (EMN): Chief Minister TR Zeliang and Governor PB Acharya have extended Gandhi Janyanti greetings, in separate statements issued on Sunday.
“His (Gandhi’s) ideals have always been a source of inspiration for all over the world. The great leader believed in the principles of non-violence, courage and truth, and played a major role in obtaining freedom from British slavery. He respected people of all religions including the Nagas who live together in harmony.
“Gandhi Jayanti is also an event when the world observes as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence.’ Let us pay tribute meaningfully by emulating his ideals of peace, patriotism, sacrifice and non-violence. Let his life be a message for us all to the change we wish to see in the country,” read a statement from the chief minister’s office.
In a separate statement from the Raj Bhavan, Governor Acharya expressed hope that ‘the occasion will guide all towards Gandhiji’s path of truth, non-violence and cleanliness.’
“His ideals and values have universal application and eternal validity. His faith in the efficacy of ‘Ahimsa’ as an agent for peaceful change will remain enshrined for many epochs to come. At the same time, he also advocated for cleanliness and good habits.
“The Governor further said that in pursuance of Gandhi’s ideas, government of India has launched ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ on this occasion to create a ‘Clean India’ of Gandhiji’s dreams of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Hai’. He appealed to the people of the state to actively involve themselves in cleanliness drive,” the statement read.