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Smriti Irani visits galand, felicitates Gandhi Ashram founder

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

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MOKOKCHUNG, Oct 2: Co-inciding with the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti and iuguration of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Human Development, a joint venture of galand Gandhi Ashram and TATA Institute of Social Science (TISS) at Chuchuyimlang village, Union minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), Smriti Irani on her maiden visit to galand felicitated twarbhai Thakkar, founder of galand Gandhi Ashram on completing 60 years of selfless social work based on Gandhian principles in the State.

The union minister who turned up late by nearly two hours citing landing difficulty of the helicopter transporting her to the venue, in her speech said that it was an auspicious day to celebrate and pay homage to the life and times of two great Indian persolities, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Sashtri who both have not only defined Indian history but the history of the world and humanity. She encouraged the gathering to be an ambassador of peace and non violence as taught by Gandhian philosophy and also be a messenger of true commitment of governce towards the welfare of the people as imbibed by the life of Lal Bahadur Sashtri. Paying homage to the founder of galand Gandhi Ashram, twarbhai Thakkar, who incidentally hail from the same village of Smriti Irani’s husband, she said that the journey of Thakkar was truly a symbolic illustration of tiol integration who travelled 60 years ago to galand with only one dream of a united tion, not only as people but to resote as one soul across the world. Chief Minister of galand, TR Zeliang, appreciated the Union minister for showing her concern and support towards the people of galand. In his speech, he said that it shows the great concern and importance that the government of India attaches to the people of galand especially in skilling the rural youths in the state.


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