MOTIHARI: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday said that Mahatma Gandhi connected our society, politics and spirituality deeply with Indianness.
The president said while addressing the first convocation of Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Bihar’s Motihari.
Addressing the students, the President said that they are students of the university established in the memory of the first satyagraha carried out in India by Mahatma Gandhi. Being students of this university, they are connected to a priceless heritage which is respected all over the world.
The President said that to understand and imbibe the legacy of Gandhiji one has to understand the good results of simplicity and truth. She emphasised that the path of simplicity and truth is the path to real happiness, peace and fame. She urged students to resolve to always follow the path of truth by mind, speech and actions according to the teachings of Bapu.
The President said that Gandhiji increased the faith of people in the ideals of non-violence, compassion, morality and selfless service. “He connected our society, politics and spirituality very deeply with Indianness. Many people in the world community see the embodiment of India in Gandhiji,” she said.
The President pointed out that the historical Champaran satyagraha had a deep impact on the fabric of the society too. “During that movement, everyone started cooking and eating with each other keeping aside the caste differences,” Murmu said.
She stated that about 106 years ago, at the behest of Gandhiji, people in Champaran adopted the path of social equality and unity and forced British rule to bow down. “Even today, the same path of social equality and unity would take us forward on the path of modern and developed India,” President Murmu added. (ANI)