Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa has announced that in order to help perpetuate Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, Portugal will be launching a Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize, each year inspired by his different thoughts and quotes.
He said, the first edition of this prize will be dedicated to animal welfare as Mahatma Gandhi said that the greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mr. Antonio Costa was addressing the second meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration of the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday. He said, Mahatma Gandhi’s message of tolerance and love was revolutionary in his time, and in many parts of the world it is still revolutionary today.
Presiding over the meeting, President Ram Nath Kovind has said that there is global reverence for Mahatma Gandhi as the world is realizing that his vision of peace, equality and non-violence are more relevant today. He said Gandhiji can show the world the way forward on the issue of strife and climate catastrophe being faced by it.
In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, all citizens need to imbibe Gandhian thought and vision in their lives and take it ahead in the times to come. Mr Modi said that the world today is eager to know Mahatma Gandhi and ready to accept him and it becomes India’s responsibility to keep reminding the world of the abiding relevance of Mahatma and his vision.
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