The ideals and path shown by Mahatma Gandhi are extremely relevant today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday in a message on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the UN which assumes significance in view of the recent incidents of violence in the country.
"Greetings to everyone on UN Day. UN completes 70 years in service of humanity, committed to its goal of making the world a peaceful place," he said.
"The ideals and path shown by Gandhi ji are extremely relevant today and they resonate with the UN charter and ideals of the UN," Modi said.
His reference to Mahatma Gandhi's ideals and path assumes significance in view of the recent incidents of violence, like lynching of a man in Uttar Pradesh over beef-eating rumours and burning of a Dalit family in Haryana.
The Prime Minister said India is at the forefront of various initiatives of the UN and is committed to doing our best in supporting UN in their endeavours.
He noted that on the UN day, iconic buildings worldwide will be illuminated in blue at night and said, in India, Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad will be illuminated.