It was on this day, January 30, that Mahatma Gandhi had been assassinated by Nathuram Godse in 1948.
An ardent exponent of ahimsa, non-violence, who challenged the then mighty British Empire and achieved Indian Independence without a war, paradoxically felled by a violent bullet.
Mahatma Gandhi was an epitome of virtue, a practitioner of nishkama karma and champion of the downtrodden. While leading the non-violent movement for freedom to the country from alien masters, he vigorously advocated social reforms particularly untouchability.
Mahatma Gandhi advocated religious tolerance and sowed the seeds of secularism. He was a saint who proclaimed that all are equal before God and in the world.
In these days, when Satyam,Truth, has been blatantly replaced by untruths, lies. half-truths and true lies, let us all pay homage to the Father of the Nation, who adored Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
Let Truth prevail and let there be peace on earth and happiness all around.