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Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings are immortal, says Venkaiah Naidu

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Ahmedabad: Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said Gandhian teachings are relevant at any point of time and need to be followed, especially in the view of growing westernization of our culture and conflicts in public life.

He was speaking after dedicating 100 volumes of Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, published in English by the information and broadcasting ministry, to the Sabarmati Ashram at a function in the presence of several eminent Gandhian scholars. “Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and preachings are immortal and relevant to any problem, conflict, challenge, not only for India but humanity as a whole,” Naidu told the gathering. “Teachings and preachings of Mahatma Gandhi should be followed, especially in the context of growing westernization of our culture and conflicts in public life,” he said. The minister further said efforts would be taken to bring out the volumes of this work in other Indian languages in the coming days so that it reaches out to more number of people.

“I feel happy and proud that the ministry (of information and broadcasting) has published Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi in the centenary year celebration of Sabarmati Ashram. I personally feel Gandhiji’s preachings are eternal in nature... The volumes will inspire the generations to come... In the coming time, we will try to publish the volumes in other Indian languages like Telugu, Tamil, and others. We will try to translate them in local languages so that more people are able to take benefit,” he said.

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi consist of his works as he spoke and wrote, beginning with the year 1884 till his assassination in 1948. The volumes were first published between 1956 and 1994.

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