Mahatma Gandhi @150

India Business Journal|October 2019

Mahatma Gandhi @150
The Mahatma firmly advocated that this world has enough for everyone's need but not greed. Gandhian economics, no wonder, cannot be more relevant today in times of erratic economic development, jobless growth and adverse climate changes.

India is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. From padayatras (covering a distance, usually a long one, by walk) to spinning of the charaka (the wheel) to emphasis on cleanliness - the government's pet programme Swachh Bharat Mission - the Mahatma's ideas are rightly being played out with pomp and fervour. Yet sufficient care should be taken to ensure that these ideas or ideals do not turn into mere symbolisms.

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October 2019