Remembering Gandhi

Gandhi may have publicly proclaimed and practised the Hindu faith, but he remained firm in his commitment towards secularism. He had huge respect for other faiths. In his scheme of things, communalism has no place in any civilised society. As the nation celebrates his 150th birth anniversary today, we should stand united in rooting out hatred and intolerance.

M. Jeyaram,

Sholavandan

It is ironical that we are celebrating Gandhi even as we are busy destroying everything he believed in and stood for. It is time for us to reflect on why our country has changed so drastically since Independence. Only by ensuring that Gandhi’s ideals come true can we truly celebrate him.

B. Veerakumaran,

Thiruvananthapuram

When I see Dalits, other minorities, climate change activists and young Indians on the streets protesting peacefully, I know that Gandhi is still relevant. Gandhi fought a struggle that we will never understand, a freedom that we take for granted today. But when our freedom is again on the verge of being lost, and when truth is at the risk of becoming irrelevant, a new Gandhi will be born.

Ratnaraj Jain,

Rajahmundry

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