Panaji, December 07, 2019 .. Mahatma Gandhi had firm conviction in whatever he did. He had no pride or arrogance. He introduced morality in politics said Governor, Shri Satya Pal Malik, while speaking as the Chief Guest at the ‘Gandhi Katha’ programme organised by Raj Bhavan and Directorate of Art and Culture at Sanskruti Bhavan, Panaji, recently.

Shri Malik said that Gandhi staunchly supported human rights and living with dignity. Some of the significant contribution of Mahatma Gandhi has been his fight against injustice said Shri Malik sharing anecdotes of Gandhi’s life which highlighted his principles and values.

The Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Chandrakant Kavlekar, in his address said that Mahatma Gandhi played a pivotal role in the freedom struggle of India and Indians cannot forget his contribution in the Independence Movement of the nation. Shri Kavlekar said that Gandhi’s far-sighted vision and principles such as ‘Ahmisa’ (Non-Violence) and teachings regarding cleanliness, helped bring a consciousness among the people.

‘Gandhi Katha’ is a programme to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. The inaugural was followed by ‘Gandhi Katha’, presented by Shobhana Radhakrishna, Chief Functionary of the Gandhian Forum for Ethical Corporate Governance, SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises-an Apex body of Central Government owned Public Enterprises), India. ‘Gandhi Katha’ is a narration of many unpublished and little known incidents on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and is aimed at inspiring people in nation building.

Earlier, Director, Directorate of Art and Culture, Shri Gurudas Pilarnekar, in his welcome address said that the aim of the function is to propagate the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi among the young generation.

Present on the occasion were Secretary to Governor, Shri Rupesh Kumar Thakur, IAS; Vice-Chancellor of Goa University, Prof. Varun Sahni, and others.


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