Gandhi ji’s Message of Non-Violence is Relevant in the Current Situation of the Country: Chief Minister


Jaipur, March 13. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot said that the relevance of Gandhi ji’s message increases further in the present situation of unrest in Ukraine. The path of peace and non-violence is most important for the integrity of any country. “Today, in the atmosphere of tension in our country, we need to maintain harmony by adopting the path of truth, non-violence and peace as told by Gandhi ji,” he added. 


Mr Gehlot was addressing a gathering organised after the Peace March taken out from the Directorate of Peace and Non-Violence on JLN Marg to Gandhi Circle on the 92nd anniversary of Dandi March on Saturday. The Chief Minister prior to this offered flowers to the statue of Gandhi ji and inaugurated the new office of the Directorate of Peace and Non-Violence. Along with the Chief Minister, members of the State Cabinet, MLAs, other public representatives, Gandhian thinkers, officers and the general public took part in the Peace March on foot and reached Gandhi Circle.  


The Chief Minister said that on this day in 1930, Gandhi ji took out Dandi March and the British had to bow down. He said, “Today, through this Peace March, an attempt was made to follow the path shown by Gandhi ji and to carry the message of peace to the country and the whole world.” He said that the entire world celebrates October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence, which is a matter of pride for all of us. He said “Taking inspiration from our freedom fighters we should always raise our voice against injustice and should fight for our rights.”


MrGehlot said that the State Government is making all possible efforts to carry Gandhi ji’s contribution in the freedom movement and his teachings to the younger generation so that the coming generations never forget this glorious history of the country. He said that the country's first Directorate of Peace and Non-Violence was set up in Rajasthan with an objective to carry Gandhi ji’s teachings and his thinking to the new generation. The other States should also take this initiative to carry the message of peace and non-violence of Gandhi ji. 


Arts and Culture Minister Dr BD Kalla presiding over the function said that we all can maintain the country’s unity and integrity by following Gandhian Ideology. Guest of Honour, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Mr Pratap Singh Khachariyawas also gave the message to move ahead by eradicating discrimination based on religion, caste and class.


Khadi and Gramodyog Board Chairman Mr Brij Kishore Sharma, Social Welfare Board Chairperson Dr Archana Sharma, Bagru MLA Smt Ganga Devi, Peace and Non-Violence Cell Director Mr Manish Sharma and other public representatives, NCC, Scout-Guide and Gandhian thinkers took part in the Peace March and gave the message of peace and non-violence.