Practicing non-violence would be fitting tribute to Gandhi: Minister

Rich tributes were paid to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary celebrated at the district administration in Dharwad on Monday. District In-charge Minister Vinay Kulkarni, who was the chief guest of the programme offered floral tributes to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and later offered a special puja.

Recalling the ideologies of Mahatma, Mr Vinay stated that truth and non-violence were two major gifts preached by mahatma Gandhi and helped to gain freedom. In the days wherein the moral values are declining, the preaching of Mahatma Gandhi holds more relevant.

The youth by inculcating the precious messages of Gandhi should tread the path of non-violence, he said. This apart, Gandhiji had advocated for maintaining cleanliness. People should be educated on sanitation and stop littering in public places.

This apart, the Gandhian model of development was inclusive and is much needed for today’s life. people should spread love and affection and help their fellowmen, the minister said.

Gandhiji has contributed immensely for the national integrity of the country and one should tread his path to uphold the dignity and integrity of the country, he added.

The dedication and commitment shown by Mahatma Gandhi to end the British rule in India, should be the model for the youths to fight against corrupt practices, he added.

On the occasion, the minister released a souvenir ‘March of Karnataka’ brought out by the Information Department.

On the occasion, bhajans were rendered by Gayatri Tonapi and A B Vijapur. Deputy Commissioner S B Bommanahalli, Police Commissioner M N Nagaraj, ZP CEO Snehal Rayamane, ADC Ibrahim Maigur, Assistant Commissioner Mahesh Karjagi and others were present.

‘Join hands with govt’
Speaking at the Swacchata Abhiyaan launched by the NWKRTC on the occasion of Gandhi jayanti at the new bus stand in Dharwad on Monday, Minister Vinay appealed the citizens to maintain cleanliness in public places.

The government to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi, has been conducting cleanliness drive and toilet construction. These programmes will not record success without active participation of the public, he added.

He said, it is a novel initiative that Association of Consulting Civil Engineers’ Association has come forward to adopt the new bus stand for one year in maintaining cleanliness. NWKRTC director Manoj Karjagi and others were present.

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