Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Abhay Thakur has called on combatants in the country to embrace dialogue and peaceful resolution of the conflict.
Speaking at the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi 152nd Posthumous Birthday and the 15th International Day of Non-violence in Abuja organized by the India High Commission in Nigeria, Thakur said it is only the week that embraces violence to resolve crisis while the strong make use of dialogue and non-violence mechanism.
He said the whole world has a lesson to learn from Mahatma Gandhi who promoted non-violence as the best option to address the crisis.
He also said: “The importance of remembering and celebrating this great man Mahatma Gandhi cannot be overemphasize and the event can only underscore how important he is to us.’
He added that Mahatma Gandhi teachings, even to this day his message is ever more relevant and important because not only did he speak about non-violence, he also spoke a lot about sustainable development.
He said violence is destructive and ends up achieving little but when non-violence approaches to settle disputes, it heals the soul and promotes harmonious living.
Thakur said celebrating the day with Yoga was a great combination, explaining that” Yoga which means unity or joining together and Mahatma, meaning a great soul, are worthy combinations.
He asked that the world should learn to embrace both messages from Mahatma Gandhi and Yoga.