The nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary today. He was assassinated on this day in 1948. The leaders from different political parties are paying tributes to Bapu at Rajghat in New Delhi. An inter-religious prayer has been organized there on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will attend inter-faith prayer meet in the evening at Gandhi Smriti Tees January Marg in New Delhi. Paying the homage to Mahatma Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the nation gratefully remembers him and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed themselves all for Independence.
Mr Naidu in his message said Mahatma Gandhi was a true apostle of peace and non-violence. His life and message must continue to inspire every Indian. In his message, Mr Modi said the nation bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation. He said people will always remember their courage as well as the dedication towards the nation.
Various programmes have been organized on this occasion in Gujarat. The all religion prayer will be organized at Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace-Kirti Mandir in Porbandar today morning.
Deputy CM Nitin Patel will attend the meet at Kirti Mandir. Two minutes silence will also be observed at 11 o’clock in the morning in all the Gandhian institutions of the state to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.
In Ahmedabad, an inter-religion prayer will be organized at Sabarmati Ashram today morning. An exhibition of Mahatma Gandhi’s oil paintings will also be inaugurated on this occasion. A special film titled ‘Saints of Sabarmati’ will be screened in the evening.