Statue of the Father of the Nation symbolises sacrifice, conveys message and portrays values of Gandhi ji: Governor
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) along with Chief Minister Pema Khandu unveiled a life-size Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, in a public function at Gandhi Udhyan, Niti Vihar, Itanagar on 2nd October 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor urged upon the people to see the statue, remember Gandhi ji and connect themselves with Gandhi ji’s ideals. He said that the statue of the Father of the Nation symbolises sacrifice, conveys message and portrays values of Gandhi ji. Gandhi ji sacrificed his comfort and well settled professional life for the people of India and their freedom from British rule.
His messages of cleanliness, education for all and healthy lifestyle stand relevant today and will continue to be relevant in the days to come. Gandhi ji’s values of unity, discipline and transparency are the guiding principles for good governance. All these values are encompassed in his principle of ‘Satya and Ahimsa’, he said.
The Governor appealed to the people to emulate the ideals and core values of Gandhi ji and ensure that it reaches every nook and corner of Arunachal Pradesh.
Earlier, the Governor launched two books, ‘Swachh Campus’- a manual for Swachhta Ranking of Higher Education Institutions and ‘Jal Shakti Campus and Jal Shakti Gram’- a water conservation action and implementation plan for higher education institutions. The manuals have been complied by Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.
The Governor, along with Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues participated in a sapling plantation programme to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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