Governor pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi



SRINAGAR: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, has paid tribute to the Father of the Nation.
In a message, the Governor recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s signal contributions to the struggle for the achievement of freedom from the colonial yoke, his sustained campaign against social injustice, racism and suppression of the under-privileged sections and his unending pursuit for the establishment of a truly secular and harmonious society. He described Gandhiji as an apostle of peace and a staunch believer of non-violence whose sacrifices and teachings are indelibly imprinted on the global conscience.
The Governor said that, at this juncture, the most befitting tribute which can be paid to the Father of Nation would be to recall and revive his values and teachings by re-invigorating and strengthening the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and establishing a truly secular environment.
The Governor said that, in the aftermath of the colossal floods which have ravaged the State, the government and the people are faced with a gigantic task of ensuring cleanliness and sanitation and effectively ensuring against the spread of any health problem. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, he has exhorted all citizens of the State to undertake ‘Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan’ to ensure cleanliness in and around every habitation.