Non-violence has solution to rising terrorism: President

September 30th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS  

Pratibha PatilRaipur, Sep 29 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence theory that was instrumental to achieve independence has a solution to rising terrorism worldwide and its fallouts too, President Pratibha Patil said Monday.”Gandhi’s non-violence theory is an effective weapon to end rising terrorism across the world. Nothing can be achieved by adopting violence, it can only produce destruction and pain,” the president said here addressing the golden jubilee function of the government-run Dudhadhari Bajrang Girls Degree College in the evening.

“Problems can be sorted out only through dialogues,” said Patil in her 15-minute speech in Hindi without referring to any terror group or incidents. She arrived here Sunday on a two-day trip.

At a well-attended function she said: “Our country can grow fast only if the atmosphere of peace will prevail.”

Chhattisgarh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister Raman Singh and several of his ministerial colleagues shared the dais with the president.

Emphasising women’s empowerment she said, “A social revolution is required for women empowerment in the country and also to change the approach of society towards women.”

“Education is an index of development, it gives us strength to tackle challenges and make us disciplined. We can effort to develop India as a major human resource hub by providing quality education, teaching moral values and technical training to the country’s 54 crore youth population,” Patil said.

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