Exhibition on Gandhi underway

ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The information & broadcasting ministry’s regional outreach bureau (ROB) on Monday launched a two-day exhibition on ‘Life and achievements of Mahatma Gandhi’ at the VKV here to mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The event is also aimed at highlighting the ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ campaign and the achievements of the NDA-II government.
In his inaugural speech, Itanagar ROB Director Keshavamurthy emphasized “the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi’s values and philosophy of life in making India a peace-loving, developed country.”
“Satya, ahimsa, self-reliance and compassion for others, cutting across languages and religions, are very relevant in today’s world affected by a variety of disturbances and agitations,” he said.
Enumerating the government’s various initiatives in the last six months, he urged the students to “carefully look at the exhibits to learn about the schemes,” generate public awareness about them, and “demand for government schemes and services.”
IPR Director Obang Tayeng, NDRF Commandant Umesh Kumar Thapliyal, RGU associate professor Dr Kaushlendra, and VKV Principal Dr Kakade Rajendra Chhagan also spoke.