STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

MOP Vaishnav honours Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary

In the Meghdoot Hall of MOP Vaishnav College for Women, students listen to the speakers talk about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in rapt attention.

Published: 27th September 2018 03:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2018 03:59 AM   |  A+A-

Lalitha Balakrishnan, principal of MOP, and social worker Devendra Oza  P Jawahar

Express News Service

CHENNAI: In the Meghdoot Hall of MOP Vaishnav College for Women, students listen to the speakers talk about Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in rapt attention. This October marks the 150th birth anniversary of the freedom fighter and Father of the Nation.

The winners of the oratorical competition, who had to speak on the topic ‘Father of the Nation’, were given prizes at the ceremony, which was followed by three speeches by the students. K Jyothsna from BA Journalism, Divyapriya from BA Sociology and Swetha Agarwal from BSc Computer Science spoke in English, Tamil and Hindi respectively. Their classmates cheered loudly after every speech.

Suguna Kiran, project coordinator of Vital for India spoke on the fundamental duties of the people as dictated in Article 51A of the Constitution of India, and differentiated them from the fundamental rights. She highlighted the eleven fundamental duties in the Constitution and explained that while these duties are not binding like the fundamental rights, it is important to adhere to and follow them in today’s political climate. “If we help make a clean nation, a nation that respects women, a nation that is equal to everybody and a nation in which untouchability is a thing of the past, we will march towards the top of the world,” she said.

Gandhian, philanthropist author and social worker Devendra Oza showed students some quotes by famous individuals on Gandhi and asked the students to pick and choose their favourites, and explain why. Quotes from Albert Einstein, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Jawaharlal Nehru and Tagore were displayed.

Students’ choice
Gandhian, philanthropist author and social worker Devendra Oza showed students some quotes by famous individuals on Gandhi and asked the students to pick and choose their favourites

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp