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Vice President Acknowledges Mahatma Gandhi as ‘Mahapurush,’ PM Modi as ‘Yugpurush’

On Monday, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar referred to Mahatma Gandhi as the’mahapurush’ of the previous century, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the ‘yugpurush’ of the current century.

“Through satyagraha and nonviolence, Mahatma Gandhi freed us from British slavery.” “India’s successful Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led us down the path we’ve always desired,” Mr Dhankhar remarked.

He was addressing during the ceremonies for the birth anniversary of Jain mystic and philosopher Shrimad Rajchandraji.

“I want to tell you something. Mahatma Gandhi was the mahapurush of the twentieth century. Mr Dhankhar described Narendra Modi as the “yugpurush of this century.”

Mr Dhankhar also presented a mural of Shrimad Rajchandraji, a Gujarati who was born in 1867 and died in 1901. He is well-known for his Jainism teachings and spiritual counsel to Mahatma Gandhi.

“There is one thing that these two great personalities, the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have in common.” “They have reflected on Shrimad Rajchandraji,” Mr Dhankhar remarked.

“Forces opposed to the growth of this nation, forces that cannot digest the country’s rise, are banding together.” They move into a different mode if anything positive happens in the country. This should not happen,” added Mr Dhankhar.

“The danger is very big. The countries which you see around (us), their histories are 300 or 500 or 700 years old, (while) our history is 5,000 years old,” he said.

The Mission has various satsang centers, Shrimad Rajchandra Youth Groups, and Shrimad Rajchandra Divine touch centers, with its international headquarters in Dharampur, Gujarat.

Shrimad Rajchandraji and Mahatma Gandhi first met in Mumbai in 1891, when the latter was a young barrister returning from England.

Mr Dhankhar was awarded the Janakalyan Hitaishi award for his commitment to social upliftment at a ceremony in Mumbai on Monday by Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshji of the Mission.

“Such was the greatness of Shrimad Rajchandraji, that he inspired both Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he remarked.

The Shrimad Rajchandra Mission announced two huge multispecialty medical camps in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district and Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district, where Dhankhar comes from, on Monday.

Meanwhile, reacting to Dhankhar’s remarks on Mahatma Gandhi and Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party MP Danish Ali wondered on social media platform X, “I would like to ask the Vice President which new era has begun by giving liberty to an MP of the PM’s party to abuse a certain community.”

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