Launching a two-year-long celebration marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the President , Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, and the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday shared their messages on the social media.
'Tribute to Bapu on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Gandhiji's life was devoted to the ideals of peace, brotherhood and harmony. Today, there is an opportunity to replicate our allegiance and resolve towards these ideals. Mahatma Gandhi's teachings are relevant to the whole of humanity,' Mr. Kovind tweeted.
Sharing his article to national dailies on the occasion, the Prime Minister said: 'From today we are entering Pujya Bapu's 150th anniversary year. It is a great opportunity for all of us to fulfill their dreams. #Gandhi150.' In the article he said: 'He (the Mahatma) remains a shining beacon of hope for millions of people across the world who seeks a life of equality, dignity, inclusion and empowerment. The impact he has left on human society has few parallels...
'Let us think about how our actions can contribute to a cleaner and greener environment for future generations. Almost eight decades ago, when the threats of pollution were not as much, Gandhiji took to cycling'. Modi also tweeted on the 'insightful op-ed' by Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, on 'how India and Singapore are united in the pursuit of building a cleaner and better tomorrow for the coming generations.'
The Congress President, Rahul Gandhi, said truth and non-violence, the two beacons of Mahatma Gandhi's life, that he lived and died for, are India's foundation and true patriots must protect them.
'Gandhiji, is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India. Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for is the foundation of our country. True patriots must protect them,' Gandhi tweeted.