01-10-2021:Governor wishes Gandhi Jayanti and Shastri Jayanti.
Rajbhawan, Dehradun, 01 October, 2021
Governor Lieutenant General (Retired) Gurmit Singh paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Late. Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.
In his message, Governor Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh said that the principles of truth and non-violence taught by Mahatma Gandhi will remain relevant always. Gandhi ji’s ideas have shown the way of truth and non-violence not only to India but to the entire world. Gandhiji’s ideas related to Sarvodaya, Gram Swaraj, ending untouchability, drug de-addiction and women empowerment have become more important than ever before. The freedom movement under the leadership of Gandhi was not only a struggle to get political independence for the country but also a struggle for social, cultural and ideological freedom.
The Governor said that Mahatma Gandhi was in favor of social harmony and social equality. Paying tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri, he said that Shastri’s life was full of simplicity, patriotism and honesty. His slogan of ‘Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan’ had infused energy and enthusiasm throughout the country. After this slogan, the Indian Army defeated the Pakistani Army in the 1965 war.