A grateful nation is paying homage to Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary today. A series of activities are being organized across the country and also around the globe. Many virtual events are being organised in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
A Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha was organised at Rajghat, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in the National Capital. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Bapu at the Rajghat.
Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary is also observed as the International Day of non-violence.
Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi President Kovind wrote in an article, "The Mahatma’s life was his message. Gandhiji sacrificed his life for the upliftment of the downtrodden, and the empowerment of Indians.”
“The 151st anniversary is a good occasion to think through our priorities in the light of Gandhiji’s life and thought, and prepare ourselves again to hear his voice in our hearts,” President Kovind added.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. In a tweet Mr Naidu said, Bapu, through his life and teachings, showed people the path of truth, love and selfless service to mankind. The Vice President said, Mahatma Gandhi's idea of Antyodaya guides us to work for the uplift of the last person.
Paying tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said, we bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. He said, there is much to learn from his life and noble thoughts. The Prime Minister hoped that Bapu’s ideals will keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India.
The Nation is also remembering former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 116th birth anniversary today. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to the former Prime Minister at his samadhi in Vijay Ghat.