GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - �Gandhiji had shown that even a non-violent movement can dislodge a powerful empire and set up a regime, primarily on the will of the common people.�
Paying rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary at a function held at Jagiroad College today, Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi said that Gandhiji had proved time and again that nothing is mightier than non-violence.
Referring to the large scale violence that the present day global order is facing at the moment, Professor Mukhi said that Gandhiji�s weapon of non-violence is mightier than the so-called chemical warfare and in order to achieve any agenda, people, groups, countries should resort to Gandhiji�s non-violence.
Mukhi also said that Gandhian philosophy is more relevant in the present-day situation, which can solve any problem. While remembering the contributions of Gandhiji, Professor Mukhi said that his thoughts and philosophies are gifts to the humanity.
He also said that Gandhiji was the person who led a successful non-violent revolution to free India from British colonial rule. He fought hard to rid Indian society of the age-old and deep-rooted prejudice against untouchability.
Synchronising with the occasion, the Governor attended a function at Harijan Colony in Solapara in Guwahati. He spent some time and interacted with the members of the community and had food together in their home.