Pledge to sacrifice life like Gandhiji: Ghulam Azad

Guwahati: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today exhorted the people to vow for development, unity and integrity of the country following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

"Let us pledge on this day to sacrifice our life like Mahatma Gandhi for India`s development, unity, integrity and to uphold her independence", Azad said after inaugurating the All India Gandhians Summit here on the occasion of the Martyr`s day.

Gandhiji`s path of non-violence and love was the only way to solve the ongoing fight in the name of religion and caste, he said.

Recalling the 1940 Pandu Congress session which was attended by Gandhiji, he said Assam party leaders and workers for the first time made the pandal with khadi cloth. "This was a pioneering move by the Congress leaders in Assam and ever since only khadi is used for pandals of Congress sessions", he said.