Speech by Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijaybhai Rupani
Shrimad Rajchandraji maintained contact with Mahatma Gandhi, gave him the right direction, vision and guidance. I would go to the extent of saying that at one point Gandhiji had also doubts in his mind regarding religion and had he not met Shrimad, then perhaps Gandhi would have even gone towards converting to another religion. And at that time, the perfect knowledge that He imparted to Gandhiji regarding the Indian culture, Hindu religion and the like, and that too through letters, is available even today. Such a spiritual Guru Shrimad Rajchandra is a matter of great honour for us and even in a short lifespan, He accorded guidance to society regarding religion, liberation in the true sense.
Let us make the Gujarat of Mahatma Gandhi, the Gujarat of Shrimad Rajchandra and the Gujarat of our Narendrabhai, move ahead in all ten directions. With this entreaty I bow at the feet of Revered Mahatma Gandhiji, I bow at the Feet of Shrimad Rajchandraji and conclude my address.