HC remarks on Occasion of Discussion Meeting to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti বিবৃতি ও বক্তৃতা

HC remarks on Occasion of Discussion Meeting to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

HC remarks on Occasion of Discussion Meeting to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

Hon’ble Minister for Roads and Bridges H.E Mr. Obaidul Quader,

Distingushed Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,


 1.  I am honoured to be here today to participate in this significant discussion on a topic that holds immense relevance not only in the context of our shared history but also in the world we inhabit today.

 2.  The subject at hand, "Gandhiji's quest for peace and harmony in Noakhali and its relevance in this contemporary world," takes us back to a crucial chapter in our collective history, when Mahatma Gandhi embarked on a mission that resonates profoundly even in our present times.


 3.  In 1946, during the tumultuous period leading to the partition of India, Noakhali in present-day Bangladesh witnessed horrific communal violence. It was in the midst of this turmoil that Gandhiji, inspired by the profound belief in non-violence and the oneness of humanity, undertook what came to be known as the "Noakhali March."

 4.  Gandhiji's presence in Noakhali was not just a symbolic act, but a powerful demonstration of his unwavering commitment to peace and unity. He walked amidst the suffering, reaching out to both Hindus and Muslims, urging them to lay down their arms and embrace the path of non-violence.

 5.  His message was simple yet profound - that in the face of hatred and violence, love and compassion are the most potent weapons. He sought to heal wounds, to bridge divides, and to restore a sense of humanity that transcended religious and communal identities.

 6.  Gandhiji's efforts in Noakhali exemplify the extraordinary power of dialogue, empathy, and understanding, even in the most challenging of circumstances. His unyielding dedication to the principles of non-violence and communal harmony not only brought solace to Noakhali, but also left an indelible mark on the conscience of humanity.

 7.  Today, we find ourselves in a global landscape where conflicts, both within and between nations, persist. Religious, ethnic, and cultural divides continue to challenge the fabric of societies. In such times, Gandhiji's approach in Noakhali serves as a guiding light, offering us valuable lessons in conflict resolution, compassion, and the pursuit of lasting peace.

 8.  In a world inundated with discord, Gandhiji's principles remain a beacon of hope. His belief in the innate goodness of humanity, his unwavering faith in non-violence as a force for change, and his ability to transcend the boundaries of religion and nationality, are as relevant today as they were then.

 9.  Let us engage in open dialogue, fostering an environment where diverse voices are heard and respected. Let us reach out across divides, seeking common ground and building bridges of understanding. And let us, like Gandhiji, have the courage to stand up for the values that unite us as human beings.

 10.  In conclusion, the lessons from Noakhali are not confined to history books; they are a living testament to the enduring power of love over hatred, of unity over division. Let us draw inspiration from Gandhiji's noble endeavor and work towards a world where peace and harmony prevail.

Thank you.

Jai Hind,  Jai Bangla

Long Live India-Bangladesh Friendship