Everyone should practise Gandhi’s teachings: Falari

MAPUSA: In the name of religion, youths are being brainwashed to indulge in terrorist activities, and there is not only a threat  to India but also to the world at large, said chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council Sandip Falari, adding that in such a situation, everyone should practise teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and that would be a real tribute to the Father of the nation.

Gandhi’s birth anniversary was celebrated in Mapusa and social worker Chandrakanth Nipanikar, who was the chief guest for the function, garlanded the statue of Gandhi.

On behalf of the municipal workers, municipal inspector Tayo Gadekar garlanded the statue.

Later, the MMC chairperson, chief officer Clen Madeira, councillors, former speaker Surendra Sirsat and others paid floral tributes to the great leader.

The senior municipal staff members Lau Power, Arjun Kamble and Shubham Madhav, who are due for retirement, were felicitated at the hands of Nipanikar.

Speaking further, Falari said, “Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in the liberation of India. Other colonies which were under the foreign rule derived inspiration from to the Indian freedom movement.”

He further said, “During the agitation, Gandhi gave the mantra of non-violence. Satyagraha was his mighty weapon against the British empire.”

After the function, school children along with municipal councillors held a cleanliness drive in the town.