“There was great harmony between Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba. If both had the freedom to walk and do their will in their lives, then it never came as a protest. The relevance of tradition and thought was such that Kasturba could never openly opposed Gandhi. Yes, it is also certain that when Kasturba felt that some things were important in terms of sociality even in opposition to Gandhi's will, then she did not lag behind in implementing it. Kasturba's role in recognizing Gandhi as a giant thinker on the global stage and setting his height high can never be ignored.”
“Gandhi's respect is not in South Africa less than in India. Nelson Mandela says Gandhi is very important to Africa. Ba was like a companion with Gandhi all the time, who took care of the freedom fighter Badshah Khan who came to his ashram. This was stated by Giriraj Kishore, author of the unique, highly acclaimed novel 'First Girmitiya Saga', in his lecture on July 15, 2019 in the tenth memorial lecture remembering senior journalist Prabhash Joshi.
Shri K C Tyagi, General Secretary of Janta Dal United also spoke on the occasion. Shri Banwari ji also spoke on the occasion.
Shri Rambahadur Rai, Managing Trustee of the Prabhash Parampara Nyas and President of the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, announced the name of Shrish Mishra, former local editor of Jansatta, for this year's Prabhash Vriti/scholarship and also gave information about the activities of the trust.
On this occasion, former Union Minister and presently Member of Bihar Legislative Council Prof. Sanjay Paswan, former Lok Sabha MP Dr. Arun Kumar, former Bihar Minister for Cabinet Renu Kushwaha, Vijay Singh Kushwaha, former Legislative Councilor Ajay Kumar Almast, Senior Journalist and Editor of Jansatta Achyutanand Mishra, former editor Rahul Dev, former editor of Hindustan Vichar Arvind Mohan and many other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, who was the chief guest on the occasion, while remembering the journalism of Prabhash Joshi, reminded the journalists present that he always emphasized on the fairness of the news. Prabhashji did not mix news and thoughts. “The passion of Gandhi and Vinoba influenced by (Prabhash) Joshi's simple, and intensely opposite situation is an inspiration for us. Such journalism is needed today”, Shri Nishank said. He further added that Prabhash Joshi was opposed to Macaulay's education policy. The draft which has been prepared by the Central Government today has included the views of thinkers and editors like Prabhash Joshi, which are sought from common people.
Senior journalist Shri Banwari said that at the age of 27-28 years, Gandhiji had seen and understood India and the world. Mahatma Gandhi associated education with morality and emphasized that the scripture that does not lead to a special superpower is not right education. In Prabhash Joshi's journalism, the idea of Gandhi and Vinoba was harmonized.
Shri Khushal Sharma, a disciple of classical singer Madhup Mudgal, recited Kabir Bhajan.