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Erosion of Gandhian values rued

ACADEMY OF Public Affairs organised a seminar on ?Erosion of Gandian concept of Truth and Non-Violence ?Who is responsible?? marking the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Oriental Group of Institutes on Monday.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 03:04 IST

ACADEMY OF Public Affairs organised a seminar on ‘Erosion of Gandian concept of Truth and Non-Violence —Who is responsible?’ marking the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Oriental Group of Institutes on Monday.

Chief guest for the occasion was MP Pollution Control Board Chairman Prof PS Dubey and guest speakers were Padmashree Ramesh Chandra Shah, Ramesh Dave, an eminent Hindi writer and Dhruv Shukla, renowned poet and writer.

Their thought provoking speech made students realise the importance of Gandhian philosophy in day to day life. The programme began by paying tributes to the Father of the Nation.

Shah said Indians had a suicidal attitude of forgetting their leaders who worked hard in putting the foundation of the Nation. While taking about the Mahatma, he said Gandhi was one of the most profound and original thinkers the modern age has produced. The only salvation for the world lies in heeding his message and following in his footstep.

According to Dave, “We are living in a country, which is full of lies and violence and where political atmosphere has become polluted. To overcome this our young generation needs to learn the ideology of Satya (truth) and Ahinsa (non-violence).”

In his lecture, Dhruv Shukla said, “We are the one responsible for the erosion of the philosophy of Gandhiji’s truth and non-violence. “

“The way we are does not depend on how the world is because the world is always going to remain bad. Instead of blaming others we need to correct ourselves.”

APA patron K L Thakral said Mahatma Gandhi was the true manager of human affairs. “It was a challenge in front of us to accept the philosophy of Gandhiji in our lives,” he said.