Mysuru, August 17, 2021: “Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhiji lived a simple life. It is a message for all of us. But today a situation has arisen where we all have become greedy, we need to come out of it,” opined Prof. G.B. Shivaramu, Trustee, Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, Indore, and Arasikere.
He participated in the ‘Jnaanavaaridhi-37,’ digital weekly lecture program, on the topic, “Relevance of Gandhi’s Principles,” organized by the Sri Shivaratheeshwara Dharmika Datti, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, held on August 16, 2021. In his address, he said, “In Gandhi’s thoughts, there are solutions to all the problems of the world. Even great personalities like Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela were influenced by Gandhiji. Mahatma Gandhiji’s personality was such that he possessed all the qualities of other great leaders like Buddha, Basavanna, and Ambedkar. He was an embodiment of humanity. Only him can say that ‘My life itself is a message.” It was his principle to hate sin, not the sinner. He had the strength of bringing tears in the eyes of even enemies,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, G. Ramachandra mentioned Mahatma Gandhiji as a ‘volcano of truth and non-violence. “Gandhiji is not a person who can only be discussed, he was a personality from whom we should get inspired, says litterateur Devanauru Mahadeva. Renowned scientist Albert Einstein had told that the future generation may not believe that such a person existed. Many great leaders of the world had appreciated Mahatma Gandhiji. About 265 universities in Western countries have introduced study courses on Mahatma Gandhiji. When we notice all we can understand his greatness,” he added.
Artists of the JSS Fine Arts team rendered an invocation. Lecturers Sri R.S. Kumar compered the program.