Gandhi is the only Mahatma and Father of the Nation: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, Oct 02 (IANS): Gandhi is the only Mahatma and ‘Father of the Nation’, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday and added that the Mahatma reached every nook and corner of the world with just the mantra of non-violence.

“He reached out to people through the simplicity of his life, without any propaganda material or technology,” said Siddaramaiah after inaugurating the Gandhi Jayanti programme held at Gandhi Bhavan.

The programme was held in association with the Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and other departments.

“Once when Mahatma Gandhi was travelling in a third-class compartment on a train, a fellow passenger asked him, ‘Why are you travelling in the third-class seat? To this, Mahatma Gandhi replied, ‘There is no fourth class compartment in the train. If there was, I would have travelled there. As it's not available I am travelling in the third class,’" the Chief Minister cited this incident as an example of the simplicity of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Mahatma Gandhi's aspirations are included in the programs formulated by our government. As per Gandhi's aspiration, the aim of our government is to provide life opportunities to the last person,” he said.

Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs HK Patil and others were present on the occasion.



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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Gandhiji is an inspiration for peace and harmony... Some people do not agree with his peaceful processes... Yet in those conditions he did the best thinking people would be happy by division... Unfortunately cruel minds took the advantage of the fragile situation and created carnage of the innocents... We can not term him as Mahatma as all human souls are trivial no matter how great a human being one is... He shall remain as one of the better sons of Indian soil...

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  • Mahesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Gandhi is used by BJP /RSS --only outside the country and while foreign dignitaries -- Presidents - -prime min visit India --only tokenism -- sweeping floor --swatch Bharat - etc. - -Anybody with a heart would have intervened in MANIPUR -- and many other --Delhi -- Haryana --riots etc. -- NOW FOR RSS -- otherwise, it is NATHURAM VINAYAK GODSE -- JAI --their HERO --

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  • truth seeker, mangalore

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    'life opportunities to the last person' of course based on reservations to specific communities only. PERIOD.

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  • Jerome, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Indian government never declared Gandhi as a father of the nation. First close all bars which destroying many families.

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    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Salutations and respectful tributes to both the legends Bapuji and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary!

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  • Harold Dcunha, Mangalore, India

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Very true. Gandhi is the only Mahatma and ‘Father of the Nation’ of Hindustan.

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  • bala, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 02 2023

    Gandhi's preaching of simplicity blown by all politians barring rare few. Look at the hublot and lavish glass on eyes says everythin..No connections.

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