Published: Mon, October 02, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

PM Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi, Will Address Nation: 10 Facts

PM Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi, Will Address Nation: 10 Facts

Chief Minister TR Zeliang and Governor PB Acharya have extended Gandhi Janyanti greetings, in separate statements issued on Sunday. The great leader believed in the principles of non-violence, courage and truth, and played a major role in obtaining freedom from British slavery.

"He respected people of all religions including the Nagas who live together in harmony", Zeliang said.

India's Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti in India on October 2.

Governor through his PRO also expressed hope that "it will stir up people's conscience towards universal peace, global unity, true compassion and swachhta (Cleanliness)".

Did the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence agency of the United States during World War II and a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), try to protect Mahatma Gandhi?

While Gandhi's philosophy and ideals are all the more relevant in today's world filled with strife, the values espoused by him provided a way forward to build a just and equitable world, Babu said. At the same time, he also advocated for cleanliness and good habits. The day also marks the completion of three years since the launch of PM Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Mission.

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