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'Next generation needs to be developed to continue spreading Gandhi's message'

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

The next generation needs to be developed to continue spreading Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace, his granddaughter said on Monday.

The world's biggest challenge is the inequalities across the world, with rising friction among the wealthy and poor, she said.

"In some areas there is so much poverty and elsewhere there is wealth just flowing. In a situation like that, there is bound to be friction," said who lives in and plans to visit at the end of the year.

"We are trying to build the next generation to follow up. We are trying to have succession, so that other people can begin to take the message across," Gandhi told after a keynote address and interaction with students of the here.

At this stage, the is focusing a lot of attention on the pre-school level of children, "because we believe if you teach the lesson of peace and values at early age it would be good," she said.

Gandhi stressed that the wealthy should help the poor and deprived, the elderly and orphaned children who are just managing a meal a day, and called for a stop to exploitation of the poor.

She delivered her grandfather's messages of peace to the NRI community here on Sunday and will be addressing Singapore's multi-racial community on Tuesday as part of the Mahatma's 150th birthday celebrations.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:15 IST