By Jyotika Kalra
There is utter confusion in the minds of the people of India about Gandhiji and his philosophy of Hind swaraj. There is a common impression that the Indian National Congress is following the philosophy of Gandhiji, but as a matter of fact, no one really knows about Gandhiji'sconcern over education, swadeshi, value and legal system of the country. As per Shri Rajiv Vora, veteran Gandhian thinker and philosopher, the life, philosophy and concerns of Gandhiji had deliberately not been brought to the notice of the people of India. He feels that there is complete censorship on the philosophy of Gandhiji in the education system. The coming generations are not being made aware that Gandhiji was against the British system of education and governance and wanted a complete change in the system as per the blueprint provided by him in Hind swaraj.
Addressing a gathering of lawyers, organised by Adhivakta Parishad, Delhi at Gandhi Peace Foundation, Shri Vora said that he was pained that the people and political parties who were now enjoying the benefits in the name of Gandhiji, were acting contrary to his views.
Shri Rajesh Gogna, general secretary of Adhivakta Parishad, Delhi referred to the letter of Gandhiji wherein he had expected Nehru to implement the blueprint given by him in Hind swaraj. In reply to that letter of Gandhiji, Pandit Nehru had remarked that he was surprised to know that Gandhiji was having such notions in his mind.
Shri Devendra Swaroop Aggarwal said that the time had come when the nation should be told as to why the philosophy of Gandhiji had been abandoned by his followers.