India Ambassador to Laos Ravi Shankar Aisola hosted a reception party to mark the 150thBirthday Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Vientiane on Oct 2, 2018.
Mohandas Gandhi (2 Oct 186930 Jan 1948) was recognized throughout India as one of the most-promising leaders of the Congress Party.
He was an Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India. As such, he came to be considered the father of his country, said the ambassador.
Mahatma Gandhi is internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest (satyagraha) to achieve political and social progress.
I am a former vice Minister of Education and Sports and a current history teacher at Vientiane Teacher Training University, have a great honour to have received an invitation from the Embassy of India to Laos to share opinion about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi, who was an ideal leader and the father of entire India in view of organization, directives, and independence leadership, said Former Deputy Minister of Education and Sports, Mr Lytou Buapao.
The national recovery process for independence to African, Latin American, and Asian countries including India was led under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi’s, who also was a legislator, a valiant fighter, and a creative politician reuniting people’s cohesion cleverly against an oppressive regime of English from 1915 to 1947 by identifying policy and strategy of non-violence, civil disobedience, non-cooperation, boycott of foreign goods, especially British goods as well as British products, and more importantly Gandhi urged the people over boycott British institutions and law courts, to resign from government employment, and to forsake British titles and honours.
During the event, also joined by President of the Lao-India Friendship Association Bountiem Phitsamai, representatives of Laos and Indian shared the teachings of Mohandas Gandhi.
As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically in paying homage to Gandhi through his favourite bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’.
Source: Lao News Agency