Dr. R.A. Mashelkar (2021)

  • 2021 Chairman, Council of Advisors - Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation

The Gandhian principles continue to remain important today. Why do I say this? Because the more things change in India, the more they remain the same at least in some cases, where human dignity is at stake. More significantly, the Gandhian principles have become even more important now in the post-pandemic era than they were before the pandemic. Let’s see why.

The coronavirus pandemic hit humanity very hard. We witnessed the painful loss of millions of lives and livelihoods. The entire world got into a reset mode. The rapidity and scale of change was phenomenal. The poor and the vulnerable were worst hit, and India was no exception.

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