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PM Modi Pays Tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri

Along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, PM Modi paid a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in Delhi and laid floral tributes

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INDIA: On Sunday, October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in Rajgath and Vijay Ghat, respectively, on the occasion of their birth anniversary.

Along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, PM Modi paid a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in Delhi and laid floral tributes.

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PM Modi said he desired to “always live true to Bapu’s beliefs” on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and urged the public to purchase handicrafts and Khadi products as a “tribute to Gandhi Ji.”

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s 153rd birthday, Prime Minister Modi tweeted in his honour, “Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on #GandhiJayanti . This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. May we always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji.”

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As part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar also paid a visit to Rajghat and left flower tributes. At Rajghat on his birthday, notable political figures also paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi.

On Sunday morning, leaders including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, veteran politician Mallikarjun Kharge, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and Delhi L-G Vinai Kumar Saxena paid tribute at the Mahatama Gandhi statue at Rajghat.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was a leader in the freedom struggle against colonial British rule. He was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. Gandhi adopted a nonviolent form of resistance.

This ultimately resulted in India’s independence being granted in 1947. His uncompromising commitment to “swaraj” (self-governance) and “ahimsa” (non-violence), also known affectionately as “Bapu,” earned him honours from all over the world.

Every year, on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, the International Day of Non-Violence is observed to honour his nonviolent method of bringing about social or political change.

Tribute to Lal Bahadur Shashtri by PM Modi

On the day of the former prime minister’s Jayanti, October 2, PM Modi also paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shashtri.

The Prime Minister also posted a few images from Lal Bahadur Shastri’s exhibition, which depicts his life’s journey and achievements as PM and is located in Delhi’s Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya. He also exhorted the populace to visit the museum.

“Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji is admired all across India for his simplicity and decisiveness. His tough leadership at a very crucial time of our history will always be remembered. Tributes to him on his Jayanti, PM Modi tweeted.

“In honour of Shastri Ji’s Jayanti today, I’m also publishing a few pictures from the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya in Delhi, which contains information about his life narrative and accomplishments as PM. Do visit the museum,” he added.

Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, was born in Uttar Pradesh in 1904 and held office from 1964 to 1966. Soon after approving the Tashkent Pact with Pakistan, he passed away in Tashkent on January 11, 1966, at the age of 61.

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