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Gandhi Jayanti 2023: President Murmu, PM Modi pay floral tributes at Rajghat

Oct 02, 2023 09:33 AM IST

PM Modi on Monday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the national capital on the occasion of 154th Gandhi Jayanti.

President of India Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the national capital on the occasion of 154th Gandhi Jayanti.

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 154th birth anniversary at Rajghat(Raj k Raj/Hindustan Times)

The PM also led the tributes for Mahatma Gandhi on social media saying that Gandhi's impact is “global” and “motivating the entire humankind to further the spirit of unity and compassion”.

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“I bow to Mahatma Gandhi on the special occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. His timeless teachings continue to illuminate our path. May we always work towards fulfilling his dreams. May his thoughts enable every youngster be the agent of change he dreamt of, fostering unity and harmony all over,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge paid the floral tributes at Rajghat and said that Mahatma Gandhi is “not just an individual, but an idea, an ideology and the moral compass of our great nation.”

“His ideals of truth, non-violence, freedom, equality and coexistence have eternal value. We bow in reverence to Bapu’s ideals on his Jayanti,” he wrote in a post on X.

Meanwhile, the official X handle of Congress wrote: “On Gandhi Jayanti, we pay a billion tributes to the Mahatma, whose life-long dedication to the cause of freedom won India her Independence. Let us pledge that his values of peace, unity and non-violence—the bedrock of our nation—continue to act as our guiding light.”

Jharkhand governor CP Radhakrishnan, chief minister Hemant Soren, and JMM leader Mahua Manjhi can be seen paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in Ranchi.

Gandhi Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and is celebrated every year on October 2. The day is also celebrated as the International Day of non-violence to honour Mahatma Gandhi's values of non-violence and tolerance that he preached.

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