Mahatma Gandhi throughout his life worked for amity and brotherhood: Congress leaders
Kishtwar, October 02: – Congress party, Youth Congress Kishtwar and Gandhi Global Family Kishtwar unit paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary.
In a function held in Kishtwar in which Senior Congress leaders including Mushtaq Ahmed Hap, Mahinder Singh Parihar, Gandhi Global family president Kishtwar district, Mohd Aslam Malik, Sharik Ahmed Saroori, Noor Hussain, Waseem Maker, Amir Saroori, Randeep Bhandari, Shaik Saroori, Raj Kumar, Mateen Ahmed, Madan Bhandari, Ravi Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Riyaz Hamal, Kailash Kumar, Muzaffar Ali Dolwal, Abdul Latief, Tariq Mintoo, Firdous Mingnoo and others were present on the occasion.
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Congress leaders recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s contributions to the struggle for the achievement of freedom from the colonial yoke, his sustained campaign against social injustice, racism and suppression of the under-privileged sections and his unending pursuit for establishment of a truly secular and harmonious society.
Congress leaders described Gandhi as an apostle of peace and a staunch believer of non-violence whose sacrifices and teachings are indelibly imprinted on the global conscience. They said at this juncture, the most befitting tribute to the Father of Nation would be to re-invigorate and strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and secular ethos, which are the essence of Gandhian values and philosophy.
They further said that Mahatma Gandhi throughout his life worked for amity and brotherhood between all sections of the society and fought for the upliftment of weaker and under-developed sections. They said the best way of paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi will be that “all of us work for strengthening high principles of human dignity, secular traditions and brotherhood in the country”.
Congress leader also paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and referred to his contribution to the welfare and development of the country and its people.