Patna, Oct 02 (UNI) Bihar governor R S Gavai led the state in paying tribute to the 'Father of the Nation' on his 138th birth anniversary at the historical Gandhi Maidan here this morning.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his cabinet colleagues and sitting MLAs along with senior officials were also offered floral tributes to the Mahatma.
Students from schools across the city, who were also invited to participate in the programme, paid tributes to the beloved Bapu while women and youth workers of different organisations also paid respect to Gandhiji on the occassion.
The governor along with all the leaders, dignitaries and people of the state took a collective oath to follow the principles of Bapu and make India a better place to live in.
Mr Kumar, addressing the gathering here at Gandhi Maidan, said the United Nation for the time has decided to commemorate October second as International Day of Peace and Non-Violence.
''This is a great recognition of the fact that the world community has acknowledged the Mahatma's ideologies as a solution to the growing menace like terrorism, violence and other social evils,'' Mr Kumar said adding that his government is committed to fulfiling the dreams of Bapu.
According to reports, reaching here from different district headquarters in the state the Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated in schools, party offices and other government offices as 'Non-Violent Day'.