Gandhism is relevant in contemporary world scenario even today and Gandhi has become a worldwide school of thought, said Sri Ramachandra Rahee, Secretary of Gandhi Smarak Nidhi here. Sri Rahee was speaking on the subject “100 years of Gandhi’s return to India”, organised by Rajkishore Nayak National Foundation.
Delivering RKNNF Memorial Lecture on the subject Sri Rahee said that Gandhi had been to South Africa as a Barrister but returned India as Mahatma. His simplicity, way of life, experiment with truth and doctrines of non-violence and non-cooperation have contributed greatly for the benefits of world order. He was not against so called science and technology but pleaded for the common man’s efficiency and quality of work. He was a man of action and his principles based on tolerance and truth have become instruments of social engineering as well as nation building, said Sri Rahee.
Inaugurating the programme Padma Bibhusana Dr. Sitakant Mohapatra described Gandhi as one of the finest personality who has influenced generations of this country. Sri Bhabani Charan Pattnaik, Ex MP and President of the Foundation presided over the programme while Sri Bhagaban Prakash, formerly adviser of Planning Commission and Adhyaak Biswaranjan also spoke on the occasion.
A book “Narad Bhakti Darshan” written by Smt Nirmal Prava Nayak was released by Sri Rahee. Sri Akshaya Mishra presented a brief review. Sri Parsuram Dwibedi, Secretary of the Foundation gave the welcome address and Sri Nilayakanta Mohapatra proposed vote of thanks.