Day 2 of the Gandhian Conference
The second day of the All India Gandhian Constructive Workers Conference began with Pujya Swamiji’s visit to the Toilet Park and Cafe in the Ashram. He learned from the divine team from Gandhi ashram in Gujarat about the different toilet technologies exhibited in the park, lauded them to their commitment to WASH and even enjoyed some chai at the park.
Thereafter, Pujya Swamiji graced the sessions planned in the second day which were on youth engagement, women empowerment and involvement of Asian Countries in the efforts to spread the teachings and the touch of Mahatma Gandhiji to the world.
The main focus of the day, concerning the young especially, was the conflict and turmoil in Kashmir. Voices were heard, tears were welcomed, and pain was shared by a large delegation of youth from Kashmir. They requested Pujya Swamiji to grace their land and to help find ways to engage the youth there towards constructive, rather than destructive activities and programmes. Plans were made in which the Harijan Sevak Sangh and Global Interfaith WASH Alliance would work together to plan a visit to the region and create a strategy to engage the people there towards living Gandhiji’s principles in their lives.
The women’s session offered tribute to Kasturba Gandhiji and acknowledged the shakti and the tireless efforts of women in spreading and sharing the Gandhiji’s life and message with the world.
Young children from the ashram joined for the sessions, listening intently, and also busied themselves with a modern version of a spinning wheel or charka.
The sessions ended with Pujya Swamiji’s incredible and inspiring blessings and pledges to work together for restoring peace in our world whilst also making India clean and green.
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