Top UN leaders pay tributes to Gandhi on birth anniversary

Updated: Oct 2 2023 10:51PM

By Yoshita Singh

United Nations, Oct 2 (PTI) Top United Nations leaders on Monday paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, recalling his messages of peace and unity in diversity.

“This International Day of Non-Violence, we commemorate the birth of Mahatma Gandhi & recall his wise counsel,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a post on X.

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization,” Guterres said, quoting Gandhi’s message and called on people and nations to “Let us heed his words & re-commit ourselves to this essential purpose.” President of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly Dennis Francis quoted Gandhi's message “There is no way to peace, peace is the way”. The words are inscribed on a plaque on the bust of Mahatma Gandhi installed at the North Lawn of the world body’s headquarters.