Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: MK Gandhi stood for social equality and harmony, and translated his vision into action. We must perceive, understand and manifest this in our lives.
RSS Sarsanghachalak Dr. Mohan Bhagwat’s article on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti
Poojya (Respected) Mahatma Gandhi is prominent among luminaries whose names are etched in the history of modern and rising Independent Bharat, a glorious chapter in its eternal and epochal journey. Bharat is the land of spirituality, and its progress rests on the same. Mahatma Gandhi laid the foundation and built a polity based on this.
Gandhiji’s efforts were not limited to power politics. His focus was more on creating righteous behaviour (Satwika Acharan) in society and its leadership. Mahatma Gandhi outrightly discarded the egoistic and corrupt global and domestic politics driven by selfish pursuits. It was his dream for the country and humanity that public life should be based on truth, non-violence, self-reliance, and real freedom. Gandhiji realised this vision in his life.Following the arrest of Gandhiji, the Congress organised a rally in Nagpur in 1922. Addressing the rally, Dr Hedgewar said that there was no disparity between his words and deeds, terming him as a sacred soul (Punya Purush) and added that Gandhiji was a man who was always ready to sacrifice everything for principles and ideals. Doctorji said that the mere verbal glorification of Gandhiji would not take his mission forward. Emulating the Gandhian values in our lives is the only way forward to further the vision of the Mahatma.