Gandhi Jayanti: Leaders across party lines pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were also among leaders who paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
New Delhi: On the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday paid floral tributes to the father of the nation at Rajghat in Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Gandhi’s life and ideas will inspire every generation to walk the path of their duties.
" Tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. The life and ideals of Pujya Bapu will continue to inspire every generation of the country to walk on the path of duty. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions," he tweeted.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi too paid floral tribute to Gandhi. “Today, hate and violence are the biggest enemies in front of us and truth and non-violence are the most powerful weapons to fight those who want to divide us, our goals can only be achieved by following our core values,” the Congress tweeted.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were also among leaders who paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Meanwhile, United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi saying that the world should heed his message of peace and usher in a new era of trust and tolerance.
“Hatred, division and conflict have had their day. It is time to usher in a new era of peace, trust and tolerance. On this International Day of Non-Violence – Gandhi’s birthday – let’s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all,” Guterres tweeted in is tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Also, the Prime Minister also paid tribute to India's second prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 117th birth anniversary.
“His life based on values and principles will always be a source of inspiration for all citizens,” Modi tweeted.
The Prime Minister visited Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Gandhi and Shastri, respectively, to pay tributes to them.