Thousands of students and various organisations across Mumbai remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 141st birth anniversary on Saturday.
Around 525 students of National Service Scheme (NSS), from 70 colleges of the University of Mumbai, took a pledge to work for non-violence at an event jointly organised by the NGO Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal and the NSS unit at Vidyapeeth Vidyarthi Bhavan.
The programme started with devotional songs and later students took the pledge to promote peace, saying it was the need of the hour.
In another event, 200 members from the National Institute of Jihad Against Atrocities and Terrorism (NIJAAT) paid tribute to Gandhi at his statue at Juhu beach and pledged to eradicate terrorism.
At the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters, Rahul Shewale, chairman of the standing committee, garlanded Gandhi’s statue and paid floral tributes. Office-bearers of the BJP also paid tributes to ‘Bapu’, as he was fondly called, by garlanding his statues at party offices.