Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra on Tuesday suggested that special programmes must be conducted to spread the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and to inculcate progressive Gandhian spirit among youths and students to make them catalyst and ambassadors of Gandhian Philosophy.
Mishra said this while attending the second and concluding day of the two-day conference of Governors and Lt Governors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Participating in the discussion, Mishra also said, “Quiz competitions, drama, essay writing, debates, painting, workshops, seminars and symposium be conducted at various level, i.e. primary, secondary, higher secondary, college and university levels with appropriate awards. The awards for the winners must be books on Mahatma Gandhi and special tours and site seeing to Sabarmati and Porbandar.”
The Governor further suggested that to commemorate the special occasion, more villages be adopted under ‘150 Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Adarsh Gram Yojana’ on the same lines as Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.
“These villages will be self financing model smart villages using the latest IT-enabled digital technology,” he said.
Mishra suggested that as a commemorational initiative, to carry forward Gandhi’s ideas on education, a special programme titled ‘Mahatma Gandhi Shiksha Sashakta Abhiyan’ be launched so as to expand access to high quality, early-childhood education programmes.
“Special commemoration programmes aimed at protecting human rights, literacy and microfinance be taken up in ‘Mission Mode’ in order to restore high status of Indian women and a better future for them,” the Governor said.
Earlier in his deliberation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had initiated and invited innovative ideas for commemoration of 150 years of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The concluding session was also addressed by President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The day also saw presentations on Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Swachhata Youth Internship being made by Secretaries to the Government of India.