Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government to celebrate Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations for 2 years. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the preparations of Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik underpinned the importance of truth and non-violence in today’s modern society. He said that Gandhiji did not just fight to free India but also tried to revitalise the soul of India. For a befitting tribute to this great man, Odisha has proposed to include Ahimsa in the Preamble of the Constitution.
Odisha Language Literature & Culture Department has also formed five sub-committees to take up various programmes during next two years i.e until 2nd October 2020 to celebrate the legendary icon and his philosophy.
A host of programmes for the sesquicentennial birth anniversary of Gandhiji were also finalised during the meeting. Gandhiji’s birth anniversary will be celebrated in all schools, colleges and government offices on October 2.
Besides, it was decided in the meeting to set up the statues of Mahatma Gandhi in all district headquarters as well as the places where he had visited. The meeting also decided to incorporate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi in the Plus II syllabus.
Speaking on the occasion, Patnaik further said Gandhiji had visited Odisha eight times and experienced the real situation of the state at that time. The Father of the Nation got inspiration from Odisha for expansion of Khadi industries.