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Gandhiji’s ideals still relevant, says Doraiswami

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  • 3 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Gandhiji’s ideals still relevant, says Doraiswami

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Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami on Saturday said Gandhiji’s life and his message is relevant even today.

“Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina had said Gandhiji’s love for common people and ideals of non-violence contributed to shaping Bangabandhu’s vision of struggle against oppression and tyranny perpetrated by the then regime,”  he recalled the remark made by the Prime Minister during a UN event organised to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.    

The Indian HC shared the remembrance while speaking at a discussion titled ‘Ahimsa, Satyagraha and the Mahatma – Revisited’ at Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali, marking International Day of Non-Violence and the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi Ashram, Noakhali in collaboration with the high commission organised the discussion.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliament Affairs Anisul Huq attended the occasion as the chief guest while Minister for Foreign Affairs AK Abdul Momen participated in the programme as the guest of honour along with High Commissioner of India Vikram Doraiswami, said a press release of the High Commission of India.

Former Minister for Cultural Affairs Asaduzzaman Noor, Lawmaker Aroma Dutta, Tuomo Poutiainen, interim UN Resident Coordinator and ILO Country Director, and UNDP Resident Representative Sudipto Mukherjee, Justice Soumendra Sarkar, Chairman of Gandhi Ashram Trust, Advocate Misbah Uddin Siraj, Trustee of Gandhi Ashram Trust, were also present on the occasion.

Law Minister Anisul Huq, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen and High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami inaugurated the newly renovated Gandhi Memorial Museum as well.  

The renovation of the unique museum housed inside the Gandhi Ashram campus was supported by India. Distinguished guests visited the Gandhi Memorial Museum and appreciated the unique display of memorabilia and artifacts related to Mahatma Gandhi.

The Indian envoy also expressed his delight about the Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition that was on display in Bangladesh during Mujib Borsho.