Mahatma Gandhi: Global Visionary for Peace, Justice & Sustainability- CJI Chandrachud

CJI on Mahatma Gandhi

Chief Justice of India Dr. DY Chandrachud has said that Mahatma Gandhi is synonymous with truth and non-violence in the whole world. In India, Mahatma Gandhi is called Bapu. Bapu generally means father. Today, on his birth anniversary, we remember Mahatma Gandhi for his teachings, wisdom, and compassion for humankind. CJI Chandrachud was addressing a Programme of Gandhi Jayanti Celebration at Tavistock square, London on Monday.
CJI Chandachud said On Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, we commemorate a global icon whose name symbolizes truth, non-violence, and universal peace. Reverently called ‘Bapu’ in India, he remains a timeless spiritual guide whose teachings on non-violence, unity, and humanism resonate worldwide. His legacy transcends borders, inspiring countless individuals and movements, advocating for harmony, tolerance, and social justice. Gandhi’s principles of sustainability underscore the urgent need to protect the environment, emphasizing responsible consumption and conservation. His unwavering commitment to equality reminds us to challenge oppression and work for a fairer society. Gandhi’s enduring influence calls for a united, equitable, and sustainable world, reminding us that we are all part of one global family. On this occasion, let us rededicate ourselves to his principles, striving for a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Further he said Bapu’s legacy extends far beyond the boundaries of India. His ideas have inspired countless individuals and people’s movements around the world, transcending cultural and geographical barriers. His philosophy continues to influence and guide those who strive for a more equitable and just society.
Bapu’s core philosophy of non-violence and universalism are grounded on the fact that the world is one and there is a need for harmony and fraternity among the people. This idea captures the basis of moral obligations of humanism as a society. Bapu’s vision for humanity was a testament of his commitment towards peaceful co-existence for a united world.
CJI Chandrachud remembered Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and stated Bapu’s lessons on sustainability are guiding light for today’s world. As we face the pressing issue of climate change and environmental challenges, his emphasis on living in harmony with nature and practising sustainable lifestyles provides us with valuable guidance. Bapu believed in the philosophy of “plain living and high thinking”, thus advocating for a lifestyle that is mindful of our impact on the environment. His ideas on sustainability remind us of the importance of contentment and responsible consumption, conservation of resources, and the need to protect the natural world for future generations.
Furthermore, he said, Bapu’s commitment to social justice and equality continues to inspire us to fight against injustices. His unwavering belief in the inherent dignity and worth of every individual serves as a reminder that we must strive for a society where everyone is treated with fairness and respect. Bapu’s vision of a more equitable and just society encourages us to challenge systems of oppression, advocate for the rights of marginalised communities, and work towards creating a society where everyone has equal opportunities and access to basic necessities.
Bapu’s life has left an indelible mark on humanity. His understanding of non-violence as the foundation for the search for truth, his vision of a united and harmonious world, and his advocacy for sustainability, social justice, and equality continue to guide us in our pursuit of a better future. His belief in “Vasudev Kutumbakam”, (which means “the entire world is one family”) encourages us to believe that we all are citizens of one world, and that we must remain conscious of global issues.
In the last CJI Chandrachud said, as we remember and pay our tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, let us re-dedicate ourselves to upholding his principles and working towards a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

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