The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, at the event ‘Gandhi at 150’, on Tuesday, said that Mahatma Gandhi was a great soul who continues to be an inspiration and a constant source of motivation for all. He also highlighted Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas of non-violence and sacrifice together. He stated that Gandhi’s vision for a more equitable world is a source of personal inspiration to Holness’s own leadership. Holness said that everyone should ensure that Mahatma Gandhi's legacy is remembered and celebrated as a beacon of hope for all to pursue.
Andrew Holness in his speech at the event in UN headquarters, Tuesday, said, "Mahatma Gandhi was a great soul and was an inspiration and a constant source of motivation for us. His astute leadership and unflinching determination bared testimony to his vision of a kinder and loving world. Our mission should be clear. We must build on Gandhi's legacy. We must be advocates for the poor and weak. We must be catalysts for positive change which can be achieved through greater common understanding, tolerance and mutual respect."
He added, "Our mission should be clear. We must build on Gandhi's legacy. We must be advocates for the poor and weak. We must be catalysts for positive change which can be achieved through greater common understanding, tolerance and mutual respect". Andrew Holness also retweeted Republic TV’s tweet reiterating that his vision of non-violence and sacrifice aligns with Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals.
#UNGA| The Prime Minister of Jamaica @AndrewHolnessJM says 'Gandhi’s doctrine of non-violence and sacrifice together with his vision is a personal inspiration'. Watch the full tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the @UN on Republic TV. Tune in https://t.co/jghcajZuXf pic.twitter.com/Z4GNhOjhlu— Republic (@republic) September 24, 2019
The event titled 'Leadership Matters - Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi in the Contemporary World' and was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. India hosted the event at the UN to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of the Mahatma, which underlined the continuing relevance of Gandhian thoughts and values in today's world. World leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and South Korean President Moon-Jae-in were also present at the occasion in New York. They inaugurated a 50 kilowatt 'Gandhi Solar Park' and unveiled a special commemorative stamp to mark the occasion.