New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said Mahatma Gandhi was a legendary figure of this millennium and called for emulating ideals and moral values shown by the Father of The Nation.
''It is a matter of great fortune for us that a saint like Mahatma Gandhi was born in our Nation,''the Chief Minister said paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the three-day Gandhi Jayanti Mela being organized at Pragati Maidan by Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Speaking at the function, where Delhi Mayor Arti Mehra, Delhi Pradesh BJP chief Harsh Vardhan, Chairman of the MCD Standing committee Vijender Gupta, Leader of the MCD House Subhash Arya, Leader of the opposition in MCD Jai Kishan Sharma, MCD commissioner.
Ashok Nigam and Additional commissioners were present, Ms Dikshit congratulated the officials of MCD for their efforts in organizing this Mela.
She said MCD is free to adopt any modern technique to keep Delhi clean and tidy. She assured that Delhi Government will provide every financial support in this regard.
''The day is not far of when Delhi will be one of the best metropolis in the World,''she said.
Delhi Mayor, Arti Mehra said Gandhiji was an institution in himself.
''He defeated the British Empire with his ideals of truth, non-violence and Satyagraha. It is the need of hour that we should find Gandhiji in ourselves and emulate the ideals shown by the great soul of India,''she said.