Gandhi extended meaning of democracy to true independence: Modi

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By Sarkaritel September 25, 2019 14:49


United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Mahatma Gandhi extended the meaning of democracy beyond elections to people power that makes citizens free from dependence on governments.

Modi made the remarks on Tuesday while hosting the “Leadership Matters: Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World” event at the UN headquarters here to commemorate Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

In his address, Modi said that democracy has been limited to people electing governments and the governments doing what the people want.

But Gandhi showed people the path of having true independence through a social system not dependent on governments, he said.

At the meeting, leaders spoke about Gandhi’s influence on them and their countries.

A stamp commemorating Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary was released at the event.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel September 25, 2019 14:49