Congress organises ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ on 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
The member of All India Congress Committee and in charge of Congress in Uttarakhand, Anugrah Narayan Singh has said that the people of the country should remain alert to Pseudo -Gandhism. He was addressing the party workers on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi here on Wednesday. He said that nowadays Gandhisim is being associated with only cleanliness which is unfortunate. Singh said that the Gandhi’s philosophy for life is being ignored. The Congress leader said that the philosophy of Gandhi is being followed in the whole world but in India this is being ignored. He expressed surprise that Godse is being glorified by certain sections which is unacceptable. The in- charge of Uttarakhand Congress said that the BJP should first expel the sympathisers of Godse first before talking about Gandhi and his philosophy because both things cannot go hand in hand. He added that a narrative is being established that there were serious differences between Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose which is not true. “Yes there were some differences between them but mutual respect was deep rooted. Netaji while exhorting the volunteers of Indian National Army (INA) had said that while he (Bose) is their commander here but once INA enters India, Gandhiji would be their commander.’’
Speaking on the occasion, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Pritam Singh said that the philosophy of Gandhi is a guiding light for the whole world to live in peace and harmony. He said that it is very unfortunate that history is being distorted by the present regime. “An atmosphere is being created where one is made to believe that everything was achieved by the country is last few years,’’ he said.
The PCC President exhorted the Congress workers to remain united to ensure that the philosophy of Gandhi reaches to every Indian.
The deputy in charge of Uttarakhand Congress Rajesh Dharmani said that Mahatma Gandhi is a philosophy which the whole world is inculcating.
Earlier the Congress workers organised a ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ on the day. The march started from the Rajiv Bhawan, the headquarters of state unit of Congress party and passed through Astley hall, Clock tower and culminated at the Gandhi Park. Here the Congress leaders offered floral tributes to the father of the nation. One of the features of the event was presence of the religious preachers of all the religions. The Congress leaders also offered their tributes to the former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.
The state vice president of Congress, Surya Kant Dhasmana said that the state unit of the party would organise week long programmes to commemorate 150 anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Thursday, 03 October 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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