Northeast is celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, along with the nation to mark the 151th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the man who fought non-violently and got freedom for the country in 1947.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma paid rich tributes and urged on everyone to "follow the path of truth and non-violence" as taught and shown by Mahatma Gandhi.
Paid floral tributes to #MahatmaGandhi on the occassion of #GandhiJayanti. We bow down before the great leader whose principles, leadership, and service continues to be an inspiration for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/Lg2FDAtdpP— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) October 2, 2020
The state has lined up several programmes – all online in view of the ongoing COVID situation. A special logo to mark the celebrations has been designed, a webinar and online display of Bapu's photographs are few of the things that the state would be doing to commemorate the day.
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu also paid tribute to the Father of the Nation.
Manipur CM N Biren Singh marked the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations by flagging off a cycle rally to carry forward the message of Swachh Bharat and also pledged to contribute 100 hrs of their time in a year to make Manipur's surroundings clean and tidy.
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthange led the state in celebrating Gandhi Jayanti. He paid tribute to the Gandhiji at his statue in Aizawl.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151th birth anniversary on Friday. He posted pictures of the celebrations in his Twitter.
মহাত্মা গান্ধীজি গ্রাম স্বরাজ, মহিলাদের অধিকার প্রতিষ্ঠিত করতে চেয়েছিলেন। তাঁর সেই ভাবনাগুলিকে এদেশে যদি কোনও ব্যক্তি বা প্রধানমন্ত্রী বাস্তবায়িত করে থাকেন তাহলে তিনি একজনই, মাননীয় শ্রীনরেন্দ্র দামোদর দাস মোদী। #MahatmaGandhi pic.twitter.com/YuRKn3P9NM— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) October 2, 2020
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reached Gandhi Mandap, the Gandhi memorial set up in Guwahati to pay his respect to Bapu. He was accompanied by Queen Oja, MP from Guwahati, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Minister, GDD and Biswajit Pegu, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro). The Mandap was decorated beautifully with marigold and other flowers.
On this day, the principles of unity and resistance pioneered by Gandhiji, propagator of several successful nationalist movements that ultimately led to India's independence, are remembered.
Globally known for his propagation of ahimsa or non-violence, Gandhiji was the leader behind Dandi March, and the protest organised by Indians against the salt tax imposed by the British in 1930. Professionally a lawyer, Mahatma soon became a man of the masses through his unparalleled ability to deliver soul-stirring speeches and his social work.
His leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921 had urged colonial India to become self-reliant and ditch British products. His image of spinning the charkha became synonymous with the freedom struggle.