High Commissioner (HC) of India to Bangladesh Pranay Verma visited Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali and paid rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 75th death anniversary on Monday.
The ashram commemorates Bapu’s “Peace Mission” to Noakhali in 1946 and his message of non-violence and communal harmony.
Members of the trust, local political leaders, representatives of local administration as well as civil society and academia joined the interaction, said a press release of the High Commission.
In his remarks, Pranay Verma underlined the guiding light of Gandhiji’s philosophy of truth, humanism and non-violence in showing the path to deal with today’s global menace of extremism and terrorism.
He also emphasised Gandhiji’s belief in harmony with nature, his determination for the empowerment of the poorest and his message of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” that inspires the motto of “One Earth, One Family, One Future” adopted by India for its G20 Presidency.