An Orientation Programme on the life and philosophy of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was organized by the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi at Legislative Council Secretariat here today.Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay was the chief guest on the occasion while MLC, Ramesh Arora presided over the function.Several prominent personalities attended the function and highlighted the teachings and contribution of Mahatma Gandhi towards the nation.Prominent among others who spoke on the occasion included Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, Abdul Majid Bhat, Director, Gandhi Smriti, Dipankar Shri Gyan, Professor Pushpa Motiyani, Professor T.K. Thomas, Shameem Raina, Professor Hemanshu Bourai, Basant.The speakers stressed upon the need to follow the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi to liberate ourselves from the web of chaos and confusion of present materialistic world.Prof. T.K. Thomas, a famous writer, delivered lecture on “Children and youth participation in constructive work”.Legislators Ramesh Arora, Naresh Kumar Gupta, Pardeep Kumar Sharma, Vikram Randhwa, Girdhari Lal Raina, Ashok Khajuria, Showkat Hussain Ganai, Qaiseer Jamsheed Lone, Surinder Moham Ambardar and Saif-ud-Din Bhat were also present on the occasion.Prof. Pushpa Motiyani said that teachings of Gandhiji have greater relevance in present era which needs to be followed in true sprit by all.Surinder Mohan Ambardar presented vote of thanks.Among others Special Secretary, Legislative Council Mohammad Ashraf Wani besides senior officers and officials of Council Secretariat were present on the occasion.