Jammu, October 02, 2016: Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC)  held a function today to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti in which rich tributes were paid to the great Leader and father of nation Mahatma Gandhi.

Addressing the gathering PCC Chief G.A. Mir said, “the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi is relevant for all times to come and even more relevant today when an atmosphere of conflicts and violence prevails in different parts of the world”.

He said that Mahatma Gandhi led the nation to freedom through non-violence against the mighty British rulers.  Mir said that India is known all over world by the philosophy of Non-Violence and tolerance, since India as a pluralistic society has proved itself to be the most successful democracy in the world.

He said that Gandhi Ji philosophy is the only way out to sort out and resolve the conflicts and end violence in the world and the entire world should learn lesson from the philosophy and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi for mutual Co-Existence of people of different faiths and interests.

He also remembered the contributions of Lal Bhadur Shastri  and paid rich tributes to him for his  outstanding role in the freedom struggle and  later in different capacities especially as Prime Minister. He said that Shastri Ji was symbol of honesty, integrity,  and dedications towards the nation

Sr. Vice President Sham Lal Sharma in his addressed paid floral tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi and said that the stalwarts of freedom struggle under Mahatma’s Leadership suffered a lot of hardships and made several sacrifices to achieve freedom. It was based on the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi that the idea of India was translated into action as a free country based on equality and justice to all, irrespective of caste, creed, color or religions and the country has withstood the challenges all these years as a vibrant democracy both from within and outside . He referred to the contribution of Lal Bhadur Shastri, who gave the slogan of Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan and led the nation to victory in 1965 war .  He said the party stands solidly behind the forces and the Govt. of the day in the present challenge and there is need to defeat the designs of enemy while referring to the leadership of Shri Shastri and   Smt. Indira Gandhi.


Shri Raman Bhalla-Vice President , who co-ordinated the holding of function ,paid rich tributes to the Mahatma Gandhi and Sh Lal Bhadur Shastri and said that entire world draws lesson from the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and Sh Shastri. He said that it is the time to further strengthen the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi in order to create a harmonious atmosphere of living in the country and the world.

Prominent leaders of PCC and all senior and veterans were present in the function