Shillong, October 03 : On the occasion of the 154th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan, paid a floral tribute to the “Father of the Nation.” He also honored another prominent figure in India’s history, Lal Bahadur Shastri, who served as the country’s second Prime Minister.
During the event, the Governor inaugurated a book exhibition organized by the National Book Trust of India. The exhibition featured a collection of books related to the life and contributions of Mahatma Gandhi and other unsung heroes of India’s freedom struggle.
The Governor also took the opportunity to release a book titled ‘Pathways to Progress: India’s National Education Policy 2020 Unveiled,’ authored by Dr. Sagar Onkarrao Manjare, Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, and Dr. Sarika Dixit, Registrar of Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya.
The commemorative program drew attendees from various schools in Shillong. Dedicated officers and staff members of Raj Bhavan also joined in paying their respects and celebrating the legacy of these iconic leaders.
In his address, the Governor highlighted the importance of following the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in today’s world. He stressed the need for non-violence, peace, and harmony in society. He also emphasized the importance of education in empowering the youth and building a strong nation.
The Governor’s tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri was a timely reminder of the values and ideals that have shaped India as a nation. It was also a call to action for all Indians to uphold these values and work towards creating a more just and equitable society.