Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was invited to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gathering to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of The Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. While the occasion was on the 2nd of October, the celebration to mark the day was held today. On Gandhi's birth anniversary, the PM launched a big initiative, and that was to fight against the single-use of plastic. An array of Bollywood celebrities were invited for the gathering in the likes of Aamir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Ekta Ravi Kapoor to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion, Ranaut hailed the esteemed leader for being the first one to be 'inclusive' about the art, artist and the film industry. Claiming that no one before gave the industry so much respect, the actress said, "No one has recognized the soft power and the strength of artists in the country before so for that from the bottom of my heart, on behalf of the entire industry". "I would like to thank our Prime Minister and of course the things he has said bout propagating Gandhi philosophy and those are the values we are all going to embed in within ourselves and hope that we all get something concrete from that", she concluded.
For the uninitiated, Prime Minister Modi hosted the members of the film fraternity at the official residence,7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi on Saturday. PM Modi hailed Mahatma Gandhi for his simplicity and shared how his thoughts spread all over the world. He said, “Gandhi is synonymous with simplicity. His thoughts reverberate far and wide.”.
PM Modi on October 2, explained the contributions of Mahatma Gandhi towards building a nation in his video message. He said, “The whole world is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. His message of truth and non-violence is still relevant in the context of peace, progress, and development in the world. Mahatma Gandhi never tried to create a forceful impact through his life, but his life became the reason of inspiration to all. His commitment to his principles made him denounce seven perversions in life. These seven distortions cited by Mahatma Gandhi are still relevant. The sevens things include wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, business without ethics, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principles. Whether its climate change or terrorism, corruption or social life compelled by interest, Gandhi Ji’s principles help us in saving humanity. I am sure that this path shown by Gandhi Ji’s will help in the development of a better world.”
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