16-MAR-2019: Mahatma Gandhi remembered on his 150th birth anniversary
ALIGARH March 16: "Mahatma Gandhi was a global leader and his magnanimity embraced every section of human society with no reservation on the basis of religion, caste, creed and gender", said Prof Tariq Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University at a two-day national seminar on "Mahatma Gandhi?s influence on Hindi Language" organized by the Department of Hindi.
Prof Mansoor said Mahatma Gandhi's vision had a universal effect and his idea of Ahimsa influenced all the world leaders from Martin Luther King to Nelson Mandela. It was his views on settling conflicts through dialogue that several leaders adopted and succeeded in yielding desired results.
Prof Ramesh Bhardwaj, Director, Gandhi Bhawan, New Delhi said that Mahatma Gandhi was not only a political leader but also an ideologue who wanted religion to be intermingled with politics with its grounding on ethical values. He said a morally sound society was the only thing best for human world and Ahimsa was the most practical way to attain this goal.
In his keynote address, Prof Ganga Prasad Vimal, former Chairman, Department of Hindi, JNU, said that Mahatma Gandhi was a great propounder of universal humanism and it were his ideals that helped most in restoring our country to us, which champions in religious, linguistic and caste plurality forming a unified Bhartiya civilization.
Prof Vimal said that Gandhi Ji was an earnest supporter of Devnagri on the basis of its script which is common to several Indian languages. He believed Nagri was the only language which had the potential to bind the country together.
Prof Abdul Aleem, Chairman, Department of Hindi, welcomed the guests while programme coordinator, Prof Shambhu Nath Tiwari underlined the salient features of the seminar and conducted the proceedings.
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