Rich tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi

Chandigarh, October 2 – Paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi today on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that Mahatma Gandhi was the greatest freedom fighter of our country and his contribution to the prolonged struggle for securing freedom from the British rule is monumental.

        The Chief Minister was interacting with the Media persons after paying floral tributes on the mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in New Delhi today.

He said that Mahatma Gandhi had led a life full of sacrifices and he described him as a messenger of peace and a staunch believer of Non-Violence. He said that Mahatma Gandhi is the source of inspiration for the young generation who following his path should make undo efforts to accomplish their goals following the pursuit of selflessness and social justice. He said ‘October 2’ has great significance for our country as two great personalities namely Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister of our Country, Lt. Lal Bahadur Shastri were born on this day. He said that Mahatma Gandhi had led a lifelong campaign against British Colonial Rule and for the establishment of truly secular and harmonious society. Keeping in view his efforts, our nation honoured him as ‘Father of the Nation’ and on the other hand Lal Bahadur Shastri had also earned global fame for our country by raising the slogan of “Jai Jawan Jai Kisaan”. Mahatma Gandhi is known as a symbol of Non Violence and peace throughout the world, he added.

Replying to a question regarding Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mr. Manohar Lal said that it is mandatory to make this campaign as an important part of our society, nation and daily routine. He said that the dream of our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi for Swachh Bharat is turning into reality with the participation of common people.

Those present on the occasion include Resident Commissioner, Mr. Anand Mohan Sharan, OSD to Chief Minister, Mr. Jawahar Yadav and Mr. Vijay Sharma.