The India Post, Chandigarh 30th January, 2009 :“Gandhian Studies as an optional subject has been included by the Union Public Service Commission for the civil service examination from 2011 onwards and youth should adopt Gandhian philosophy not only in their life but also have an option to fight with the best of talent in Civil Services Examination”, Says R P Mishra, former Vice-Chancellor, Allahabad University while speaking on the concluded day of the three days International Conference on Gandhi, held at Gandhi Bhawan, here today.
The unified efforts of D Gopal, Coordinator Gandhian Thought, IGNOU and Professor J N Sharma, President, Indian Society of Gandhian Studies bore the fruits for new generation by pleading the subject of Gandhian Thought to UPSC and got it approved. Further, they are also trying that other State Public Service Commission across India should also include this subject as an option in their competitive examination.
R P Mishra says, “There is no need to discuss over who is Gandhian and who is Non-Gandhian. All are in search of truth, so we are all Gandhian”. “There are three stages in every human life including Non-violence, Violence and Cowardice. Out of these, cowardice is the worst form to live with”, adds Mishra.
Earlier, in the morning, Professor Ram Krishan Tripathi, while delivering a special lecture emphasized to work with school and colleges students to educate them with the moral values of Mahatma Gandhi and enhance their vision and personality to become a good human being in the society. Ashu Pasricha, K M Pandey, Alok Tandon, Ajeet Attri and Gitanjali also presented their papers on Gandhin Philosophy.
Lastly, Professor J N Sharma, Chairman, Department of Gandhian Studies stressed upon delegates to make Gandhian principles as their part and parcel of life and follow his teaching in their action and deeds. All the delegates also paid their homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Martyam Day.