Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi

Updated on Jan 30, 2013 04:27 PM IST

The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

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PTI | By, New Delhi

The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation.

Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Gandhi's memorial in Rajghat here at a function.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj and chiefs of three services paid tributes to the Father of the Nation at his memorial.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, a number of central ministers, leaders of various political parties and people from different walks of life also paid homage to Gandhi.

A multi-faith prayer service was organised and devotional songs were sung at the function held at 11 AM.

Around 200 school students were also present at the function.

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