Gandhi missing from Khadi calendar, staff protest move

Mumbai: Upset over Mahatma Gandhi’s picture missing on the calendar of the Khadi and Village Industries Commssion, a section of its workers here staged a protest on Thursday, and sought to know as to why the image of the father of the nation was left out, while featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a brief protest, dozens of workers associated with KVIC who gathered at Suburban Vile-Parle, said they were raising the issue since Gandhi had been the driving force behind the Khadi movement.
“We are not against inclusion of Modiji’s picture on the dairies and calendars, but pained not to find Gandhiji’s picture. We simply want to know why Gandhiji has not been given the space here ? Is Gandhi ji no more relavant for Khadi industry ?” said one of them.
The protestors also demanded reprinting of the calendars with Gandhi’s picture being featured on them.
A senior KVIC official, requesting anonymity, said “No one can even think of ignoring the Mahatma. (PTI)

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