India Remembers Gandhi, Religious Leaders Take Part in Interfaith Prayer Service

October 2, 2006


Wire Service: IANS

On October 2, 2006 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With a Bollywood blockbuster spawning a new enthusiasm about Mahatma Gandhi, hundreds of youngsters joined politicians and diplomats in paying homage to the father of the nation on his 137th birth anniversary Monday, while Gandhian teachings were recalled in many parts of the world. The scene at the Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, was different this year with a large presence of youngsters. The super success of Rajkumar Hirani's 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' on the everyday relevance of Gandhi and his teachings of ahimsa and satyagraha - non-violence and passive resistance to fight injustice - has enthused people all over the country to a new awakening of the man whom India calls the father of the nation."