New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation in paying tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. Mr Kovind and the Prime Minister paid tributes to Gandhi at his memorial Rajghat.
Mr Kovind and the Prime Minister paid tributes to Gandhi at his memorial Rajghat.The President said: ''Homage to Bapu on #GandhiJayanti. Let us rededicate ourselves to the values espoused by Mahatma Gandhi ? peace, fraternity, harmony and inclusive national development. Gandhiji's message remains relevant for all and he continues to be our guiding light #PresidentKovind.''
The Prime Minister also tweeted, ''The noble thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi have given strength to millions across the world. He was a stalwart who lived for others and to make our world a better place. Paid tributes to Bapu at Rajghat this morning. #Gandhi150.''
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and party president Rahul Gandhi also paid tributes to the Father of the Nation.
The Congress president said, ''Gandhiji is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India. Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for, are the foundation of our country. True patriots must protect them."
Union Minister for Urban Development Hardeep Singh Puri and other leaders also paid tributes to the iconic leader.(UNI)