‘Hard fought freedom should be utilised for the benefit of people’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Jan 2018 09:03:57



TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday said it was important that India’s “hard-fought” freedom should be utilised for the benefit of the people.

“It is important that we utilise the hard fought freedom for the benefit of our people. Poverty should be eliminated. Employment opportunities must be available to all. Educational opportunities should be expanded liberally,” he said.

In his inaugural address at a seminar on the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement and the role of Tamil Nadu, Purohit also said that health and nutrition of the people should be safeguarded. “There should be justice and fairness in society and eradication of corruption. The true essence of democracy should be understood in the sense that the common people are the masters of the nation,” he said.

Recalling an article of Mahatma Gandhi in 1925, the Governor said the former had cautioned against “seven deadly sins”--wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principle--and that these “can destroy a Nation.”