On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Friday, the tourism department of the Chandigarh administration organised a lecture on the theme ‘Chandigarh–celebrating Gandhian values’.
An online presentation was made by Deepika Gandhi, director, Le Corbusier Centre, on how the city relates it to the philosophy and ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. “The statute of land of Chandigarh by Le Corbusier clearly states that the city is made to provide all amenities to the poorest of the poor to lead a dignified life, resonating the Mahatma’s philosophy of catering to the lowest category of citizens for betterment of the country,” she said.
She added that the provision of ample schools and colleges from the very inception of the city addressed Gandhi’s concerns that the salvation of the country was through education. The planning of the sectors was on the lines of a mini village, trying to recreate