The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was erected by the Directorate of defence Estates on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations at Sri Nagesh Garden in Delhi Cantt.
India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 2nd of October unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi Cantonment and paid rich tribute to the Father of the Nation as a rare person who wielded so much influence over people without occupying formal positions of power.
The statue of Mahatma Gandhi was erected by the Directorate of Defence Estates on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations at Sri Nagesh Garden in Delhi Cantt.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Singh said Mahatma Gandhi’s political programmes had economic, social and cultural messages as well for the people at large.
Referring to the Champaran Movement, the Minister said that Mahatma Gandhi, while fighting for the rights of exploited IndiGo Farmers, urged them to work also for the cleanliness of their surroundings and villages. For him that was as important as freedom.
He further urged people to extend cleanliness programme to cover environment protection and to vow not to use single use plastic bags as these are extremely harmful to the Mother Nature.
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