Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) President Pratibha Patil andPrime Minister Manmohan Singh today led the nation in payinghomage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 63rddeath anniversary.

Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Singh, UPAChairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in Lok SabhaSushma Swaraj paid floral tributes at Gandhi''s memorial inRajghat.

Defence Minister A K Antony, former Deputy PrimeMinister L K Advani, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath,Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, chiefs of three services,central ministers, leaders of various political parties andpeople from different walks of life also paid tribute to theapostle of peace at his memorial.

A multi-faith prayer service was also organised withreligious leaders of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Bahai,Christianity, Jainism, Jewish, Parsi and Sikhism participatingin the programme.

Devotional songs were also sung.

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