Indian envoy for spread of Gandhi's message of peace

Indian envoy for spread of Gandhi’s message of peace


Dhaka: Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Saturday visited Gandhi Ashram in Noakhali and urged all to continue working for the benefit of all sections of society and spread Gandhi’s message of non-violence, peace, tolerance and communal harmony.
He said the Gandhi Ashram Trust, Noakhali will continue to work for the benefit of all communities. UNB News Agency Reported.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader also visited the Ashram.
On arrival at Jayag, Noakhali, senior officials of district administration and local leaders welcomed the minister and the Indian envoy.
Indian Assistant High Commissioner in Chittagong Somnath Halder was also present during the visit, said a press release.
The minister and the envoy jointly visited the Gandhi Ashram and inaugurated the newly-constructed building of Gandhi Memorial Institute on the Ashram campus.
The school building has been constructed as part of the Gandhi Ashram Trust (GAT) development project financed by the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission (GHSM) of Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The total cost of development project is Tk. 6.84 crores. Up-gradation of Ashram’s museum and construction of an office-cum-residence of Secretary of Gandhi Ashram Trust are also part of the development project.
In an event organised following the inauguration of school building in the Ashram, the High Commissioner appreciated the development and charity works of the Gandhi Ashram Trust.
He recalled the immense contributions of the Gandhi Ashram Trust to the rural development works in the area.
President, Gandhi Ashram Trust Debapriya Bhattacharya, Secretary, Gandhi Ashram Trust; Padmashri Jharna Dhara Chowdhury, Trust members – Md Misbah Uddin Siraj, Public Prosecutor, Sylhet distrcit; and, Badre Munir Firdaus, DC, Noakhali, also addressed the gathering.
The High Commissioner met Padmashri Jharna Dhara Chowdhury and appreciated her contribution, vision and leadership for the Trust.
Sringla wished Jharna Dhara Choudhury good health for continuing her inspirational works of community development and spreading Gandhi’s message in the society.
Earlier, the High Commissioner said almost every Indian would know of Noakhali, in general, and its Gandhi Ashram, in particular.
During the tumultuous period of their freedom struggle when a large part of British India was facing communal riots, Gandhi visited this place and worked for maintaining peace and social harmony, he said.
Gandhi stayed there for about four months and his ‘Peace Mission’ was another example of his firm belief in non-violence and peaceful co-existence. Gandhi visited many villages during his stay in Noakhali.


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