Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gandhi’s words on environment more relevant now: Indian high commissioner in Dhaka

  • Senior Correspondent
    Published: 2019-06-12 19:28:34 BdST

Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das has said Mahatma Gandhi’s words on environment are “more relevant today than the time he lived”.

“So it’s high time for all of us to give back to our environment so as to keep it green and livable,” she said while planting trees at Bangladesh Bouddho Kristi Prachar Sangha on Wednesday.

This was part of the two-year long celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of India’s founding father began in October last year.

Member of Parliament Saber Hossain Chowdhury was also present.

“We are emphasising two important messages which Gandhiji stood for. Protection of environment and empowerment of women,” the high commissioner said.

Gandhi is revered as one of history’s most transformative and inspirational figures in history. His birthday, Oct 2, is also the International Day of Non-Violence which was adopted by the UN through a unanimous resolution in 2007.

There will be a number of events in commemorating his 150th birth anniversary.