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Mamata pays homage to Gandhiji

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee Tuesday paid her homage to on his 149th birth anniversary Tuesday saying that people should focus on spreading his philosophy of non-violence across the country.

She said the is setting up a university in district on the occasion.

"Homage to on To mark his 150th birthday, we are setting up a university, dedicated to Gandhiji, in district," Banerjee wrote on her handle today.

"Today is International Day of Non-Violence, in remembrance of and his philosophy of non-violence or ahimsa. We must focus on spreading the Gandhian philosophy across the country," she added.

She said that people must focus on teaching the younger generation about icons like Gandhiji, Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and others.

Born in 1869 in Gujarat's Porbandar, had started his political career in while working among the Indian community facing discrimination there.

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First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 15:50 IST