SRINAGAR, Oct 1: On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Governor N. N. Vohra has paid rich tributes to the Father of the Nation.
In a message, the Governor has recalled the Mahatma’s monumental contribution to the prolonged struggle for securing freedom from the British colonial rule; his lifelong campaigns against social injustice, racism and suppression of the under-privileged sections of society; and his unending pursuit for the establishment of a truly secular and harmonious society. He described Gandhiji as a true messenger of peace and a staunch believer of non-violence whose sacrifices and teachings are indelibly imprinted on the global conscience.
The Governor said that the most befitting tribute which can be paid to the Father of Nation would be to revive his values and teachings by re-invigorating and strengthening the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and amity and establishing a truly secular environment all over the country.
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
In her message on the occasion, the Chief Minister described Mahatma Gandhi as the tallest leader of his time whose teachings of non violence and co-existence are as relevant today as these were then.
Mehbooba Mufti said it was the vision and farsightedness in this great leader which made him to see the ray of hope in Kashmir in 1947 when the entire sub continent was engulfed in the frenzy of violence and hatred. “This great leader understood and recognised the peaceful nature of the people of the State and made a historic mention of the same. People of the State pay tributes to him on this day”, she said in her message.