Nyerere campaigning for Tanganyikan independence in March 1961 | Image Source: The National Archives UK
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the great leader and friend of India, Mwalimu Nyerere on his 100th birth anniversary. Shri Modi said that Mwalimu Nyerere’s principles of unity and equality are as relevant today as ever. His life and work will remain a constant inspiration for all of us, shri Modi further added.
The Prime Minister tweeted.
“Mwalimu Nyerere’s life and his work remain a constant inspiration for all of us. The principles of unity and equality that he advocated are as relevant today as ever. My tributes to the great leader and friend of India on his 100th birth anniversary.”
Mwalimu Nyerere's life and his work remain a constant inspiration for all of us. The principles of unity and equality that he advocated are as relevant today as ever. My tributes to the great leader and friend of India on his 100th birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 13, 2022
Julius Kambarage Nyerere (13 April 1922 – 14 October 1999) was a Tanzanian anti-colonial activist, politician, and political theorist. He governed Tanganyika as prime minister from 1961 to 1962 and then as president from 1963 to 1964, after which he led its successor state, Tanzania, as president from 1964 to 1985. He was a founding member and chair of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) party, and of its successor Chama Cha Mapinduzi, from 1954 to 1990. Ideologically an African nationalist and African socialist, he promoted a political philosophy known as Ujamaa.
In campaigning for Tanganyikan independence using non-violent methods, Nyerere was inspired by the example of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi. He is honoured by Gandhi Peace Prize, Lenin Peace Prize, and Joliot-Curie MedalTags: 13 April 1922, Gandhi Peace Prize, Joliot-Curie Medal, Julius Kambarage Nyerere, Lenin Peace Prize, Mwalimu Nyerere, Narendra Modi, Nyerere, Tanganyikan independence, Tanzanian, Ujamaa