TIRUCHY: The Young Indians (Yi), an initiative and integral part of the CII, is now undertaking a 'Lathi Relay' which commenced from Porbandar in Gujarat on September 7, arrived at Tiruchy on Tuesday, as part of their nationwide programme involving members of Yi's chapters across the country.
This rally is part of commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi starting from October 2 this year, both at national and international levels to propagate the message of the 'Father of the Nation'. The rally is scheduled to end in New Delhi by September-end. The Yi aims to realize the dream of a 'developed nation' with youth power as urged by Prime Minister Narenda Modi.
The 'Lathi Relay' was received here by Arif, Chairman CII Tiruchy Zone, Ketan J. Vora, Co-Chair Yi Tiruchy, R. Aaivu, additional divisional railway manager Tiruchy, R. Saravanan, senior divisional mechanical engineer, Southern Railway's Tiruchy Division and others from Bathool. National Yuva chairman of Yi.
It was placed for public viewing at Railway museum here where a large gathering of school and college students and the general public had a look, went round the exhibition and also witnessed the videos displayed on the life of Mahatma Gandhi at the Railway museum.
According to Mr. Bathool, the occasion of 150th birth anniversary celebrations has "given us an opportunity to remind humanity of the efficacy of the message of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi's lessons are relevant in every policy of the country such as Swachh Bharat, rights of women and children, and of civil liberties of small and disadvantaged groups, health and well-being of the Indian farmer and the Indian village."
The 'Lathi Relay' was taken out in a procession to various parts of the old town and then handed over to representatives of the Yi Madurai chapter.