GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Self-regulated individuals have better potential of creating just, humane and non-violent societies. This is the essence of the Gandhian ideology, said former Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeeth and renowned scholar of Gandhian philosophy Prof Sudarshan Iyengar. He was delivering a lecture held under the aegis of Banikanta Kakati Research Institute of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) here yesterday.
He maintained that without creating an atmosphere to augment self-regulation for its individual members and the community, a society cannot expect changes. The Mahatma worked for such changes. While fighting against the British colonial power, he always stood for the betterment of the entire humanity.
In the name of economic progress, rampant destruction of environment has been done and this has resulted in various natural disasters. The people of the world dreamt of development and restoration of peace through liberty and social democracy in the post-World War-II. But this dream of development remained unfulfilled because of the rampant anthropogenic loot of the natural resources and violent activities.
Therefore, individual efforts and non-violence, which form the core of the Gandhian thought, have now become relevant, said Iyengar. Mahatma's great grandson Tushar Gandhi was also present at the function. The function was also addressed by Prof Abu NS Ahmed, Director of Banikanta Kakati Research Institute, stated a press release.