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In the name of dignity & prosperity: Modi writes why the world needs Gandhi

The great leader envisioned a world where every citizen has dignity and prosperity.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti | Mahatma Gandhi | Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi | NYT 

Upon reaching India in 1959, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remarked, “To other countries I may go as a tourist, but to India I come as a pilgrim.” He added, “Perhaps, above all, India is the land where the techniques of nonviolent social change were developed that my people have used in Montgomery, Alabama, and elsewhere throughout the American South. We have found them to be effective and sustaining — they work!” The guiding light whose inspiration got Dr. King to India was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the Mahatma, the Great Soul. On Wednesday, we ...

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First Published: Thu, October 03 2019. 08:42 IST