Mahatma Gandhi connected India in letter and spirit, in thought and action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a blog to mark the birth anniversary of the father of the nation on Tuesday. “India is a land of diversity. If there was one person who brought everyone together, made people rise above differences, to fight colonialism and enhanced India’s stature at the world stage, it was Mahatma Gandhi,” PM Modi said in the blog.
Mahatma Gandhi, wrote the Prime Minister, remains a shining beacon of hope for millions of people across the world who want a life of equality, dignity, inclusion and empowerment. “In a world where terrorism, radicalisation, extremism and mindless hate are dividing nations as well as societies, his clarion calls of peace and ahimsa have the power to unite humanity,” PM Modi said in the blog which he also tweeted.
According to the prime minister, the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi remained as essential in the 21st century as they were in his time and offered solutions to several problems the world faces. As India remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered floral tributes to ‘Father of the Nation’ at Delhi’s Rajghat.