PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary


October 2 every year is observed as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

October 2 every year is observed as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying tributes to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 153rd birth anniversary. October 2 every year is observed as Gandhi Jayanti to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.

Fondly known as Bapu, Mahatma Gandhi’s unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world. Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. 

Political leaders including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, President Droupadi Murmu, among others remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversarry. 

New Delhi

PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary and urged everyone to purchase khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to him.

PM Modi 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. PM Modi visited Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Gandhi and Shastri, respectively, to pay tributes to them. – PTI

Mysuru

Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi along with party leaders attended an event at Badanavalu, Mysuru to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, on the 25th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra.

Rahul Gandhi offered a floral tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi statue at Khadi Gramodyog, Badanavalu Karnataka at 8 a.m. followed by a prayer meeting.

On the 25th day of Bharat Jodo Yatra, Mr. Gandhi visited Khadi Village Industries at Badnavalu in memory of Bapu, said Congress.- PTI

Lucknow

U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the 153rd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation at Gandhi Ashram in Lucknow. Mr. Yogi took to Twitter and said, “Humble tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi ji on his holy birth anniversary. He had made an invaluable contribution to the independence of the country by uniting the people in the thread of unity. He is a great inspiration to the countrymen.”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yogi encouraged people to purchase Khadi products and CM Yogi also announced Mother Bhoomi Yojana which will be launched today.- ANI

Bhubaneswar

Patnaik plants ‘freedom tree’ to pay tribute to Gandhi, Shastri

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik planted a peepal sapling on the premises of Lok Seva Bhavan here as a mark of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary.

Asserting that peace and non-violence prevail in Odisha, Mr. Patnaik said this year’s Gandhi Jayanti bears a special significance as the country is also celebrating its 75th year of Independence.

Mr. Patnaik, after planting the sapling here that he christened as ‘freedom tree’, called upon people to make India stronger by upholding the virtues of brotherhood and unity.- PTI

Wardha

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis pay tributes at Sewagram Ashram

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union minister Narayan Rane visited the Sewagram Ashram in Maharashtra on Sunday to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Mr. Tharoor also tried his hand at Ambar Charkha at ‘Bapu Kuti’ in the ashram, established by Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha, and said the Father of the Nation had shown a direction to the Congress for the freedom struggle.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Fadnavis and Union minister Narayan Rane also visited the Sewagram Ashram to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.- PTI

New Delhi

President Murmu, Vice-President Dhankhar pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary on Sunday.

President of India Droupadi Murmu pays tribute to father of nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.
| Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Both Ms. Murmu and Mr. Dhankhar visited Rajghat, the final resting place of Gandhi, and later Vijay Ghat, the memorial of Shastri, in Delhi.- ANI

New Delhi

Sonia Gandhi, Kharge pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Gandhi Jayanti.

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary.

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 153rd birthday anniversary.
| Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

On the 153rd anniversary of Gandhi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, “Bapu is an example of truth. Bapu is the torch of courage. Bapu is a traveller of India, sharing the sufferings of the country’s people and uniting the whole of India.

“Today, we are walking on the path shown by Bapu with the slogan ‘Bharat Jodo’ on our tongue and with the determination to hold the torch of solidarity in hand,” Ms. Vadra added.- ANI





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