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Nation pay homage to the Mahatma

The nation today fondly remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary with President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2012 12:38 IST

The nation on Monday fondly remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 64th death anniversary with President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Gandhi's memorial in Rajghat at a function organised at 11am.

A two-minutes silence in memory of the Father of the Nation was also observed. A gun salute was also given to the late Mahatma to honour his contributions to the country.

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, defence minister AK Antony, senior BJP leader LK Advani, chiefs of three services, central ministers, leaders of various political parties and people from different walks of life also paid tributes to the apostle of peace at his memorial.

A multi-faith prayer service was organised and devotional songs were sung.