Governor of Goa Shri. P. S. Sreedharan Pillai, in his message has said that on this very important occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and “International Day of Non Violence”, we remember with profound reverence and deep gratitude Mahatma Gandhi, Father of Nation on his birth anniversary.
The Governor adds, Gandhiji was on e of the greatest freedom fighter the world has ever known. The nation is eternally indebted to Gandhiji who is responsible for the freedom of India through employment of unique tools of truth, love, non –violence in the freedom struggle against British Imperialism. He is a global icon who has inspired countless leaders across the length and breadth of the world. His universal ideas continue to inspire us even today. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan currently in progress is inspired by Gandhian values of cleanliness, hygiene and sanitation. As a freedom fighter, social reformer and spiritual guide Gandhiji remains a great source of inspiration for a rejuvenated India.
On this occasion, I would like to encourage all individuals and organizations to join hands to offer special prayers and propagate Gandhiji’s eternal values, principles and philosophy. The rich tributes that we pay today to Mahatma Gandhi should inspire many many generations in the future and deepen our commitment to realize the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, Governor concludes.