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Gandhi Jayanti highlights: India of Bapu’s dream will follow ‘sabka sath, sabka vikas’, says PM Modi

Gandhi Jayanti Updates: A number of events commemorated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019.

By HT Correspondent | Oct 02, 2019 23:26 IST
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The country celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday as several events including marches, cleanliness drives and blood donation camps marked the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mahatma’s resting place Raj Ghat in the morning to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation before going to Sabarmati Ashram where hetook part in a cleanliness drive in the evening.

Earlier in the day, BJP president and Union home minister Amit Shah flagged off party’s Gandhi Sankalp Yatra from Delhi. Congress leaders, led by party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi, took out a Gandhi Sandesh padyatra from the party’s Delhi office.

Highlights:

8:48 pm IST

India of Bapu’s dreams is becoming a new India: PM Modi

The India of Bapu’s dreams is becoming a new India. India of Bapu’s dreams, will be clean, where the environment will be safe. In India of Bapu’s dream every person will be fit. In India of Bapu’s dreams every mother and every child will be nurtured. In India of Bapu’s dream, every citizen will feel safe: PM Modi

8:45 pm IST

20 thousand tonnes of plastic waste collected in last 3 weeks: PM Modi

In the last three weeks, 20 thousand tonnes of plastic waste has been collected. We have also seen that the usage of carry bags made of plastic has been reduced. Crores of Indians have joined the initiative and have given up the usage of single-use plastic: PM Modi

8:43 pm IST

Gandhi ji dreamt of every village to be self-sustainable: PM Modi

It was a dream of Gandhi ji that every village was self-sustainable. By the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Madhyam, we are working towards making the dream true: PM Modi

8:40 pm IST

Take every step for water recharge: PM Modi

The government has started the Jal Jeevan Mission recently will also help society. We should take every step for water recharge and water recycling in our society.We have also decided to spend Rs 3.5 lakh crore on the Jal Jeevan Mission, but it will be incomplete without the active participation of the citizens of India

8:39 pm IST

Over 75 lakh people employed due to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi

“According to a report in the UNICEF, in the last five years, due to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, there has been a positive effect of over Rs. 20 lakh crores. Over 75 lakh people have been employed due to this mission, most of it coming from the rural parts of the country,” PM Modi said in his address to 20,000 village heads at Sabarmati riverfront.

8:36 pm IST

Provided toilets to over 60 crore people in 60 months: PM Modi

The world is amazed at our success. The world is awarding and respecting us for this achievement. In 60 months, we have provided toilets to over 60 crore people by constructing over 11 crore toilets. The world is amazed on hearing this: PM Modi

8:32 pm IST

We followed Gandhi ji’s saying of ‘Be the change you want to see’: PM Modi

Gandhi ji used to say ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’. Working on this mantra, we picked up brooms and started to clean our society. Indians used to hesitate talking about toilets, but today, it has become an integral part of Indians’ thought-process: PM Modi

8:30 pm IST

‘People of rural India have announced themselves open-defecation free today’

“People of rural India have announced themselves open-defecation free today. They have used self-inspiration, self-will and co-operation to achieve this through the Swachh Bharat Mission,” PM Modi said.

8:28 pm IST

New energy in Sabaramati Ashram today: PM Modi

“I went to the Sabarmati Ashram before coming here. I’ve been there a lot of times. Every time, I feel Bapu’s presence there. Today, there was a new energy in the Ashram. Bapu had started Swachhagrah and Satyagrah from the Ashram,” PM Modi said.

8:24 PM IST

Bow to all sarpanchs for fulfilling Bapu’s dreams: PM Modi at Sabaramati riverfront

“The sarpanchs of the country, the directors of the municipality and the municipality, the cleaners - all of you have fulfilled the dream of revered Bapu with the dedication and spirit of sacrifice for five consecutive years. I want to bow to all of you respectfully,” PM Modi said. The PM is addressing 20,000 village heads at Sabarmati riverfront to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

8:13 pm IST

PM Modi releases commemorative postal stamps, Rs 150 coins

PM Modi releases six commemorative postal stamps and a commemorative Rs. 150 coins on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. “The entire world is celebrating Bapu’s birth anniversary. A few days ago, the UN had issued a commemorative stamp in the memory of Gandhi ji and we have issued another one today,” PM Modi said after launching the coin.

7:35 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019

PM Modi will declare India open-defecation free shortly at Sabaramati riverfront.

7:25 pm IST

PM Modi reaches Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad

 

07:05 pm IST

PM Modi reaches Sabaramati Ashram

 

6: 29 pm IST

Gandhi’s teachings offer solutions to any problem world faces: PM Modi

“Take any problem the world faces, the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi offer solutions to those challenges,” PM Modi said at his public address in Ahmedabad.

6:27 pm IST

Respect for India witnessed at Howdy Modi programme in Houston: PM Modi

“We saw a glimpse of the respect India has at the world stage during the Howdy Modi programme in Houston. At that programme, Republicans and Democrats spoke. Their coming was very special,” PM Modi said. He added that the world can see India leading at the forefront of several positive changes taking place at the world stage.

“The fact that India always believes in taking everyone along has also been noted,” PM said.

6:15 pm IST

Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary has been marked at UN with enthusiasm: PM Modi

“India’s stature is rising at world stage. Respect for India is increasing all over. One can experience the change. The world can see that India is at the forefront of several positive changes taking place at the world stage,” PM Modi said at an event marking Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

5:52 pm IST

Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary marked in UK with bhajans, tributes

Several people across Britain gathered at various locations on Wednesday and sang Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajans and paid tributes to the leader of the Indian national movement to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary. The central focus of the celebration was on the Gandhi statues at Tavistock Square and Parliament Square in London as the Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam, led tributes to the Mahatma.

5:36 pm IST

Leaders should follow Gandhiji’s principles of peace and communal harmony : Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the leader of the country should follow the Gandhian principles and take every religion and community along with him. Without naming any BJP leader, Banerjee said the best tribute to Gandhiji on his 150th birth anniversary would be to follow his principles of peace, non-violence and communal harmony. “Not only us but the entire world has learnt from Gandhiji’s principles of non-violence, satyagraha and peace.

4:13 pm IST

BJP miles away from Gandhi’s principles yet celebrating his birth anniversary: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at the BJP on Wednesday saying those who never walked on Mahatma Gandhi’s path of truth, non-violence and social harmony are now celebrating his 150th birth anniversary.

“The BJP and its people are miles away from the principles of Mahatma Gandhi.... They never walked on the path of truth shown by Father of the Nation. They want to adopt Lohia, Bhimrao Ambedkar and Swami Vivekananda. The party whose people believe in violence are today celebrating Gandhi’s birth anniversary,” Yadav said.

3:40 pm IST

Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia pay tributes to Gandhi, Shastri

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia on Wednesday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri at their ‘samadhis’. Remembering the two in a tweet in Hindi, Kejriwal said today is the birth anniversary of two great souls. “Gandhi, an epitome of truth and non-violence, and Shastri, was a symbol of simplicity and honesty.”

2:48 pm IST

Amit Shah flag off ‘Gandhi Sankalp Yatra’, joins party workers in foot march

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday flagged off party’s “Gandhi Sankalp Yatra” from Shalimar Bagh area of New Delhi on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Shah also participated in the foot march and walked for about 1 Kilometre along with hundreds of party workers.

Being organised with a theme of “Mann me Bapu”, the drive aims to propagate the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, including cleanliness, use of khadi, non-violence, etc.

2:40 pm IST

‘Mahatma Gandhi remains immortal because...’, Jyotiraditya Scindia explains

Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia underlined the importance of truth, non-violence and explained that Mahatma Gandhi will remain immortal for generations to come. October 2 this year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. “He will remain immortal because his principles and values will hold importance for generations to come,” Scindia added.

”Mahatma Gandhi was not only Mahatma of the country, but he was Mahatma of the entire world. We all must follow his principles of non-violence, truth, justice, development, progress and upliftment of the poor,” Scindia said.

2:36 pm IST

BJP trying to sideline Mahtma Gandhi, make RSS a symbol of India: Sonia

BJP wants to sideline father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and make Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as the symbol of India, Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi said on Wednesday. “Some people are trying to sideline Mahatma Gandhi and make RSS a symbol of India,” Sonia said. She was addressing her party’s workers at Rajghat on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

2:26 pm IST

BJP should first pursue path of truth, then talk about Mahatma Gandhi: Priyanka

In her bold attack at BJP, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday said that the party should first pursue the path of truth shown by Mahatma Gandhi and then talk about him. “It was the order of Gandhiji to pursue the path of truth. First, the BJP should pursue the path of truth and then talk about Gandhiji,” the Congress leader said.

1:55 pm IST

Rahul-led Congress’ ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ reaches Raj Ghat

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party’s ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ has reached Raj Ghat, marking Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. The yatra is part of week-long celebrations to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and was started earlier today morning from the Delhi state Congress office Rajiv Bhavan situated in Deendayal Upadhyay Marg.

1:40pm IST

‘Those doing politics of falsehood won’t understand Mahatma Gandhi’

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said those who consider themselves supreme and indulge in the politics of falsehood will not understand Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifices and ideals, reports PTI.

Sonia Gandhi told party workers and leaders at Raj Ghat that the Mahatma’s soul would be pained by what has been happening in India in the last few years. “How will those who consider themselves supreme understand the sacrifices of Mahatma Gandhi....Those doing politics of falsehood will not understand Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence,” Sonia Gandhi said in her brief address on the occasion.

She also administered an oath on Gandhi’s ideals to party workers on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“India and Gandhi are synonymous. Yet some people want RSS to be synonymous with India,” she said, adding that India has arrived at its present state due to Mahatma Gandhi.

1:23pm IST

Gandhiji remembered on his birth anniversary in Odisha

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal along with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid homage to Gandhi at the state Assembly. The leaders also paid tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary, reports IANS.

“Humble tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary. He was a freedom fighter, patriot and his golden words, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ are still a guiding force to build a strong and powerful nation,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have organised ‘Padayatras’ across the state.

The BJD has organised a ‘Padayatra’ in Ekamra constituency of Bhubaneswar.

1:19pm IST

Events organised at Mumbai’s Mani Bhavan

Many events including a spinning session and singing of bhajans were organised at Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed while in Mumbai, on Wednesday to mark his 150th birth anniversary, reports PTI.

The day began with a khadi spinning session at 7.30 am followed by an hour of prayer and bhajans, Executive Secretary of Mani Bhavan Meghshyam Ajgaonkar said. “Later in the evening, we are hosting a lecture by historian Ramachandra Guha, who will speak on ‘Searching for Gandhi’,” he said.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis participated in a cleanliness campaign event in Mumbai, organised to mark Gandhiji’s birth anniversary.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis took part in a cleanliness drive in Mumbai, October 2, 2019. ( ANI / Twitter )
1:01pm IST

PM Modi to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

The prime minister will be In Ahmedabad in the evening where he will pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram. The event will “showcase our efforts towards creating a Swachh Bharat and derive strength to continue working on the tenets shown by Gandhi Ji. We will be lauding those involved in plastic waste cleaning Shramdan,” said the PM.

He will later join a cultural Navratri event in the city.

12:56pm IST

PM Modi writes opinion piece on Mahatma Gandhi for NYT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an opinion piece in New York Times about the relevance of Mahatma Gandhi for India and the world. The article, titled ‘Why India and the World Need Gandhi’, the PM says, “In Gandhi, we have the best teacher to guide us. From uniting those who believe in humanity to furthering sustainable development and ensuring economic self-reliance, Gandhi offers solutions to every problem.”

12:50pm IST

Yogi Adityanath urges people to follow the lead shown by Mahatma Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary and urged people to follow the lead shown by him to become better citizens, reports ANI.

“My greetings to everyone on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. I hope that we will all get inspired by the examples set by the father of the nation to contribute in a better manner to the society and the nation,” Adityanath said at the event held to launch the cleanliness drive in Lucknow.

12 noon IST

Clean-up drive at Mumbai’s Versova beach

A clean-up drive was conducted at Versova beach, Mumbai on Gandhi Jayanti.

11:58am IST

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri at Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at the Parliament House. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Senior BJP leader LK Advani and AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai were also present.

PM Modi at Parliament House, paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. ( ANI / Twitter )
11:50am IST

Congress’ march heads to Raj Ghat

Congress’ ‘Gandhi Sandesh Yatra’ began from the Delhi Congress office Rajiv Bhavan at Deendayal Upadhyay Marg and headed to Raj Ghat, about three kilometres away. Party leader Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by enthusiastic party workers waving flags and chanting the slogan ‘Mahatma Gandhi Amar Rahein’. The march will conclude with an oath to be administered to workers and leaders by party president Sonia Gandhi at Rajghat.

11:25am IST

Rahul Gandhi arrives at Cong office to participate in Gandhi Sandesh Yatra

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office for the party’s Gandhi Sandesh Yatra .

Rahul Gandhi at Congress’ Delhi office to participate in Gandhi Sandesh Yatra. ( ANI / Twitter )
11:20am IST

LS Speaker spins wheel at Parliament House

Lok sabha speaker Om Birla spun the wheel during 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament House, near the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in New Delhi.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla spinning the wheel at Parliament House. ( Sonu Mehta / HT Photo )
11:15am IST

Prayer meeting organised at Sabarmati Ashram

Prayer meets were organised at several places in Gujarat, including Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, on Wednesday morning to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, reports PTI. A large number of primary school students gathered at Hriday Kunj, Gandhi’s home at the Sabarmati Ashram, to attend an all-faith prayer meet organised on the occasion.

10:42am IST

‘Truth, non-violence needed more than ever’: Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, in his tribute to the Mahatma, said that “truth, non- violence and peace are needed now more than ever.”

10:25am IST

Gandhi’s philosophy at core of work at UN: Antonio Guterres

Paying tribute to  Mahatma Gandhi, Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said “150 years since his birth, Gandhi’s philosophy is at the core of our work at the UN. May his courage & conviction continue to inspire us on Wednesday’s International Day of Non-Violence and every day.”

10:19am IST

Amit Shah flags off BJP’s Gandhi Sankalp Yatra

Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah flagged off the party’s nationwide Gandhi Sankalp Yatra in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “Gandhi ji’s satyagraha movement brought the British to their knees. He showed the path of truth and non violence to the world,” reports ANI.

Earlier the home minsiter tweeted, “Salute him on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who showed the whole world the path of truth and non-violence.

10:10am IST

President Kovind calls Mahatma Gandhi ‘guiding light’ for India

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary. First Lady Savita Kovind, also accompanied the President in paying homage to Gandhi at Bapu’s final resting place.

The President termed Mahatma Gandhi as the “guiding light’ for India whose messages continues to hold relevance not only for India but for the whole world. “Homage to Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is an occasion for all of us to rededicate ourselves to the values of truth, non-violence, harmony, morality and simplicity. His message remains relevant for all and he continues to be our guiding light,” the President’s tweet read.

President Kovind and his wife at Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. ( President Of India @rashtrapatibhvn )
10:05am IST

Mahatma Gandhi’s picture painted on AI plane

National carrier Air India paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by painting his picture on the tail of an Airbus A320 aircraft, at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

An AI plane with a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi painted on its tail. ( ANI / Twitter )
10am IST

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla pays homage at Gandhi statue in Parliament

Lok sabha speaker OM Birla and others paid homage at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament House.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and others pay homage at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament, October 2, 2019. ( Sonu Mehta / HT Photo )
9:54am IST

‘Non-violence only way to defeat bigotry, hatred’: Rahul Gandhi’s tribute

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. He said , “my tributes to Mahatma Gandhi Ji, the “Father of the Nation”, who through his words & deeds, showed us that love for all living beings & non violence is the only way to defeat oppression, bigotry & hatred.”

9:45am IST

Defence minister unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary at Nagesh Garden, Delhi Cantonment. He also administered an oath of cleanliness to the people.

Defence minister unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Delhi, October 2, 2019. ( Vipin Kumar / HT Photo )
9:25am IST

Fit India Plog run flagged off by Kiren Rijiju

Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju flagged off ‘Fit India Plog run,’, a trash-collecting activity while jogging, at Indira Gandhi stadium, in Delhi. Wrestler Bajrang Punia was also present on the occasion.

9:15am IST

Vice President Naidu recalls Mahatma Gandhi’s vision

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday recalled the vision of Mahatma Gandhi for a self-reliant, inclusive and harmonious India while paying tribute to Bapu on occasion of his 150th birth anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, Naidu wrote, “India continuously draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s vision: One of the most successful programmes that has been launched is the Swachh Bharat Programme or the clean India Programme which sought to realize one of Gandhiji’s precious dreams.”

8:35am IST

PM Modi expresses gratitude to Mahatma Gandhi in tweet

PM Modi tweeted on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, expressing gratitude to “his everlasting contribution to humanity.”

8:20am IST

Photo exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi in Hyderabad

A photo exhibition displaying the different stages of Mahatma Gandhi’s life has been organised in Hyderabad on the occasion of Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations, reports ANI. The exhibition has been organised by the Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcast at Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station in the city.

Photos of Mahatma Gandhi’s life right from his childhood, school days, his arrival in India from South Africa, his time in Eravada jail, the non-cooperation movement, salt satyagraha, to the Quit India movement are on the display at the exhibition.

8am IST

Modi visits Vijay Ghat to pay tribute to ex-PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

Prime Minister Modi visited Vijay Ghat to pay tribute to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Gandhi, who shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi.

PM Modi at Vijay Ghat, the samadhi of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Gandhi ( ANI / Twitter )
7:55am IST

UP Assembly to hold 36-hr special session on Mahatma Gandhi

The Uttar Pradesh assembly will hold a special session on Mahatma Gandhi today. The session,which will see a 36-hour marathon discussion on sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations, is being organised to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

7:45am IST

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi visit Vijay Ghat

Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh also visited Vijay Ghat and paid tributes to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri .

Former PM Manmohan Singh at Vijay Ghat, the samadhi of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Gandhi. ( ANI / Twitter )
7:34am IST

PM Modi pays tribute at Raj Ghat

PM Modi reached Raj Ghat and paid floral tribute at the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi. He was accompanied by JP Nadda and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.

7:31am IST

JP Nadda pays tribute

The interim president of BJP, JP Nadda, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat.

BJP’s interim president JP Nadda at Rajghat ( ANI / Twitter )
7:30am IST

Sonia Gandhi pays tribute at Raj Ghat

Congress’ interim president Sonia Gandhi reached Rajghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.

7:20am IST

Indian embassy in Russia to organise exhibition

The Indian embassy in Russia will organise an exhibition in Moscow on Wednesday highlighting the deep friendship between Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy and their mutual influences on each other’s work and philosophy. The exhibition, curated by renowned Gandhi scholar, Birad Yajnik, will showcase the correspondence between the two great souls of the 20th century, tracing their relationship and the impact it had on their individual journeys.

7:18am IST

10,000 students to light solar lamps at Delhi’s IG stadium

Over 10,000 students will assemble their own solar lamps and light them together to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, as part of the Global Student Solar Assembly and attempt to enter the Guinness Book World Record. The event will be attended by Union Ministers R.K. Singh and Prakash Javadekar.

7:15am IST

Cong prez Sonia Gandhi to lead Gandhi Sandesh Padyatra

The Congress has planned a Gandhi Sandesh Padyatra as part of its week-long celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Party’s interim President Sonia Gandhi will lead the foot march which will start at 9.30 a.m. from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office.

7:10am IST

Amit Shah to flag off Gandhi Sankalp Yatra from Delhi

BJP president and Union home minister Amit Shah will address a gathering in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh where he will flag off a Gandhi Sankalp Yatra from the Ramleela Maidan.

7am IST

PM Modi to visit Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

Prime Minister Modi will pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in the morning and then go to the Parliament to pay floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri who shares his birthday with the Father of the Nation.

Later in the day, the PM will also visit Sabarmati Ashram and participate in Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 programme.