Aligarh: “Mahatma Gandhi gave top priority to the interest of the nation and made efforts for the emotional integration of India as one nation”, said Prof Satish Kumar (National Coordinator, Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi), while delivering a lecture in a webinar on “Philosophy of Gandhi for Nation Building”, organized by the Centre of Distance Education, Aligarh Muslim University. The webinar was organized as part of the weeklong celebrations on Gandhi Jayanti.
Prof Kumar said Gandhi called the people of India as ‘children of Bharat Mata’ and worked all his life for a tolerant and united India that included all communities in its fold.
Prof Akbar Husain (Former Dean, Faculty of Arts) revisited the transforming incidents of Gandhi’s life and recalled his efforts as a forerunner of the Indian freedom struggle.
Earlier, Prof Mohd Nafees Ahmad Ansari (Director, CDE) welcomed the guests and underlined the objective of the programme. Later he thanked the participants with his concluding remarks that the country needed to follow the path of harmony and peace as preached by Mahatma Gandhi.