President greets nation on eve of Gandhi Jayanti

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, which will be celebrated tomorrow.

In her message from Gandhinagar, where she is currently on a visit to Gujarat, President Patil said: "Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for all of us to reflect on the life and work of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi."

"Whenever I remember Bapuji, particularly on this day, I am always overwhelmed by his leadership, philosophy and values. Gandhiji's leadership inspired millions to unite for the cause of freedom and independence. He also taught us to stand resolutely against fear, to understand the importance of truth and to work for the eradication of poverty, illiteracy and discrimination," she said.

"On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, let us take a pledge to follow the path of truth and non-violence and dedicate ourselves towards promoting peace, tolerance and harmony and work for the progress of the nation," the President added. (ANI)

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