'Follow Gandhi to build non-violent society'
Speakers at a rally in the district town yesterday urged the youth to learn ideals of truth and non-violence of Gandhian philosophy.
The programme was organised by local non-governmental organisation SPARK and HIMOWANTI in front of Rangamati deputy commissioner's office, marking Mahatma Gandhi's 147th birth anniversary and International Day of Non-Violence.
Chakma Circle Chief's wife Rani Yen Yen, Chairman of Sadar upazila parishad Arun Kanti Chakma, member of Human Rights Commission Banchita Chakma and President of Rangamati Press Club Sakhawat Hossain Rubel also spoke on the occasion.
Rani Yen Yen said they have to build non-violent society through unity and solidarity and in this regard, the first lesson will be learnt from the family.
“To prevent violence, at first we have to respect and honour different religions and ethnic groups,” she added.
Referring to the recent killings and terrorist attacks in Gulshan and Sholakia, the speakers said the youth should also raise their voice against militancy and terrorism.