PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and freedom fighter Lal Bahadur Shashtri on their birth anniversary. 

Updated: Oct 02, 2016, 09:11 AM IST
PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on birth anniversary
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and freedom fighter Lal Bahadur Shashtri on their birth anniversary. 

He also took to Twitter to express his feelings and emphasized Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of having a 'Swachh Bharat'. 

Several other leaders including former PM Manmohan Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Vice President Hamid Ansari among others also reached Rajghat today and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary.

Leader of opposition in the Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also paid homage to Gandhi.

All the leaders also reached Vijay Ghat in New Delhi and offered their respects to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

On Saturday evening, President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti saying his views on truth, morality and ethics remain integral to India's national consciousness.

President Mukherjee urged the country to make concerted efforts to realise the dream of a 'Swachh' and 'Samarth' Bharat (clean and capable India).

"Gandhiji taught us the value of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect. He displayed a rare constellation of abilities and showed how individuals can advance social and political change. He had an exemplary passion for justice and an indefatigable spirit of service to mankind," he said.