GUWAHATI, Oct 1 - Governor PB Acharya has greeted the people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
In a message, he said Gandhiji is remembered for his contributions towards the Indian freedom struggle, and for the values of truth and non-violence he stood for.
�He is known for his non-violent civil disobedience in India and South Africa. This included the start of the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922 and the Salt Satyagraha or Salt (Dandi) March starting on March 12, 1930. Through Gandhi�s efforts, India finally gained its freedom on August 15, 1947. The nation mourned for him after he was assassinated on January 30, 1948. The United Nations� (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is also held on October 2 each year to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi�s birthday,� the Governor said.
Stating that Gandhiji preached truth and Satyagraha and non-violence or �Ahimsa�, the Governor said that through the ideals of truthful and non-violent means he realised the goals of the Indian people and achieved independence for the nation from British rule. �Especially in today�s turbulent times, Gandhiji�s philosophy is becoming more and more relevant. We must aspire to build a better, safer, more tolerant and peaceful world by emulating his great ideals. Violence cannot beget anything. It is only through non-violent means that we can aspire to achieve our goals,� he added.