To commemorate the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti, a programme was organized at Jagriti Oldage Home Udhampur.Minister of State for Finance & Information Technology was the chief guest on the occasion while District Development Commissioner Udhampur, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary was the guest of honour.Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Minister threw light on teachings and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi Ji who always strived hard for due place to the deprived and down trodden people. He said that Gandhi ji adopted the path of non- violence and truth during the freedom struggle of the country which proved powerful weapon and won the liberty. He called upon the people to follow the footprints of father of the Nation to carry out the message of peace, prosperity and progress across the world.
The Minister appreciated the selfless services of President Jagriti Oldage, Dr. R.C. Nagar for helping the deprived and downtrodden people in this oldage home.While responding to the demands and problems faced by the Jagriti management committee and locals of the area, Mr. Gupta assured all possible help to mitigate their problems.Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi ji.Among others, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Rajeev Magotra, Tehsildar, Sapna Kotwal, renowned poet, Dr. Shiv Nirmohi, prominent citizens, large number of people and inmates of the home were present on the occasion.