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Paying rich tributes to legendary linguist, laureate and social reformer Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi, Smt. Sonia Gandhi said that respect for women is the basic imperative for social reform in any society. She added that she was very pleasantly impressed to see that the statue of Dwivediji’s wife was placed between the statues of Goddess Saraswati and Lakshmi in their private temple. This gesture truly captured the ideology of the great social reformer – Acharya Dwivedi.
Congress President was addressing a function today at Daulatpur, the birthplace of Acharya Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi in Rae Bareli after unveiling a statue of the great scholar and social reformer.
Smt. Sonia Gandhi paid rich tributes to Rae Bareli and said that people from Rae Bareli had played stellar role in the freedom movement since 1857. This was a land with rich history of patriotism heroism and also contributed significantly to social activism and literature which shaped the ideologies of generations to come, she added.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi addressing the AICC session said that meaningful political dialogue with all shades and regions of J&K was required for a peaceful and prosperous future. She urged the people of J&K, especially the youth, to have faith in the government and give peace a chance. While expressing anguish over the loss of so many young lives in recent past, Congress President said that an entire generation has seen violence and death but this isn’t the future. She also applauded the role of our security personnel who had been confronted with most difficult and delicate situations.
Talking about the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue, Congress President said that the judgment in no way condones the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. She said that it was shameful and criminal act and demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice. She pointed out about the tense situation prevailing in the country in the days prior to the judgment. Applauding the maturity of Indians, she said that it was a tribute to our country that the people ensured peace and harmony prevailed. She called on the Congress members to fight against communalism of all kinds, against fanaticism of all types and said that this fight has to continue unabated. She termed it as a political struggle for a secular India.