President Murmu, PM Modi Pay Tributes To Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri

PM Modi, Prez Murmu

Eminent personalities such as President Droupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid tributes to ‘Bapu’ at Raj Ghat.

India celebrates the 153rd birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fondly known as the ‘Father of the Nation’. Gandhi with his non-violence policy and Swadeshi movement led India towards its freedom from Britishers.

In tributes to Gandhi, Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti . This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. May be always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji.”

Meanwhile, President Droupadi Murmu has also written on Twitter and urged everyone to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps and walk the path of truth and non-violence. She also said his birth anniversary serves as an occasion for everyone to “rededicate themselves to the values of his life”.

He also fondly remembered India’s second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, whose birth anniversary also falls on October 2, noting that he is admired across the country for his simplicity and decisiveness.

In homage to Shastri, he said, “Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji is admired all across India for his simplicity and decisiveness. His tough leadership at a very crucial time of our history will always be remembered. Tributes to him on his Jayanti.”

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