Gandhi’s principle of ‘Ahimsa’ relevant in face of violence in world: Prez

NEW DELHI: With the world facing terrorism and other forms of violence, Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of ‘Ahimsa’ is very relevant, President Ram Nath Kovind said today.

Gandhi strived to lead the country to not just political independence, but to a better India and a society free of caste, religious, economic and even gender prejudices, he said while chairing the first meeting of the national committee for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation.

“Mahatma Gandhi was India’s conscience keeper. The Mahatma is our past, he is our present and he is also our future,” the president said.

The principle of Ahimsa is very relevant in today’s world, which is experiencing violence in the form of terrorism and other conflicts, he said.

“In such times the values espoused by Mahatma Gandhi can guide our planet towards a better future,” the President said. (AGENCIES)