New Delhi: Upholding the Gandhian values, the Government of India has launched ‘India For Humanity’ to carry forward the message of Mahatma Gandhi all over the world, said Vice President Venkaiah Naidu at an event on Monday in Malawi of southeast Africa. Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, has contributed immensely to humanism, a stance which gives significance to fellow beings and centres on social harmony.

Speaking at the event in Africa, Naidu said, “It’s a pleasure to inaugurate the 1st Jaipur Foot camp to launch ‘India For Humanity’ in Africa, continent where Mahatma Gandhi lived for over 20 years and drew sustenance for his fight against discrimination and colonial domination with truth and non-violence as his weapons.” India for Humanity is an initiative of the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The initiative seeks to help the differently-abled people become productive members of the society.

Vice President Naidu also appreciated the Government of India’s (GOI) efforts in health sector programmes that have encouraged the Malawi nationals to make India a preferred destination. The Vice President of India is on a three-nation African tour to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi. He chose the theme of Gandhi during his visit to Malawi. According to a press release, Naidu is slated to sign an agreement to set up a ‘Mahatma Gandhi convention centre’.

(With ANI inputs)