Younger generation must adopt Gandhiji’s values and principles: CM Shri Kamal Nath
2nd October 2019
CM’s address at Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Alankaran Samaroha Bhopal, October 2, 2019 (Ataullah Faizan): Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has called upon the younger generation of the country to adopt Gandhiji’s values and principles and implement them in life. He said that only by keeping Gandhi’s values safe can we save mankind from trouble. Shri Kamal Nath was inaugurating the “Gandhi Parv” ceremony organized by the Culture Department at Bharat Bhavan on Gandhi Jayanti. The Chief Minister said that Mahatma Gandhi connected the whole world with his ideas, principles and values. His entire life was enveloped in Indian culture. He used to keep his deeds and conduct the same. He not only launched a non-violent revolution in India in his simple attire, but also attracted the whole world to himself. The Chief Minister said that the younger generation must get acquainted with Gandhi and his thinking which includes the Indian culture and its diversity, harmony, equality and unity. He said that by adopting Gandhiji in one’s life, not only will the country but the whole world will be freed from various problems. Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that a small word like Bapu had shook the whole of India and the world. She said that today when the world is facing challenges of arms race, terrorism and religious frenzy in the world, the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi seem relevant. She told that the Culture Department is organizing programmes in the entire state throiugh creative activities so that Gandhi ji reaches every common man. She said that the patriotic songs being sung in various dialects during the Freedom Struggle are being documented. CM Shri Kamal Nath inaugurated the “Phir Gandhi” art exhibition on “Gandhi Parv” . Pictures, crafts and posters based on Gandhiji’s life and thoughts were displayed in the exhibition. An app developed by Shri Subodh Kerkar related to bringing Gandhiji to the common people through modern technology has also been outlined in the exhibition. The document of Mahatma Gandhi’s cardiac examination in the year 1937 has also been displayed in the exhibition. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Khadi Art Exhibition organized in collaboration with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti Delhi and Madhya Pradesh Khadi Village Industries Board. CM Shri Nath released a book published 50 years ago on Gandhi ji’s Madhya Pradesh visits and his thoughts by the Public Relations Department, again on the occasion. The book “Umreth Ke Gandhi” written by Pandit Vishwambharnath Pandey on Gandhi ji, “Harda Ke Gandhi” written by Prof. Mahesh Dutt Mishra, Interview magazine focussed on Gandhi edited by renowned litterateur Shri Dhruv Shukla, picture expressions based on Ashram Bhajnavali and Suraaj Geet were released on the occasion. On this occasion, the Lokayukta Sanstha of Pune dedicated to Gandhi’s thoughts, ideals and philosophy was given the Rashtriya Mahatma Gandhi Alankaran Samman for outstanding services. As a mark of respect, Shri Neeraj Jain of the institution was awarded a Samman Nidhi of Rs 10 lakhs, shawl, shriphal and citation. The citation was read by Principal Secretary Culture Shri Pankaj Rag. Chief Secretary Shri S.R. Mohanty was also present.