The function 'Sadbhavna Sandhya - Mahatma Ke Path Par', organized by Flag Foundation of India, also marked the culmination of the flag week celebration on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the judgement by the Supreme Court on January 23, 2004.
Rahul, 43, took to the stage along with other dignitaries Tushar Gandhi, Deepa Malik, Heena Sidhu, Madhur Bhandarkar, Vijay Kumar, Jeetendra Singh, Neeraj Trehan, Ashish Nehra, Sushil Kumar, Abraham and Naveen Jindal to take the pledge to remember the Gandhian values and the importance of tricolour.
"I have a very different idea about flag. For me flag is something which has to be kept in our hearts. It should be unfolded in our hearts be it morning, evening or night.
"It should be unfolded every moment. As a citizen of India, we should follow the ideals of 'satya' and 'ahimsa'. In the flag, I see the truth that every Indian has in his/her heart. If we respect every Indian then we will be able to create a new India through ahimsa," Rahul said addressing a jam-packed crowd at the India Gate lawns.
People from various walks of life, including the dignitaries on stage, joined hands to form a human chain as they chanted 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram' remembering Mahatma Gandhi, who sacrificed his life for the nation's freedom struggle.
Jindal, who is also the president of Flag Foundation of India, said Mahatma Gandhi has inspired people from across the world for generations.
The event also saw a choir performance by over 200 students of Vasant Valley School, followed by a special speed painting on the life of the Mahatma by famous artist Vilas Nayak.
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan also treated their fans with a patriotic performance by singing songs like 'Ae Mere Pyare Watan', 'Tu Kahan Main Kahan', 'Bharat humko jaan se pyara hai' and 'Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye'.


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