Gandhi Jayanti: PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
New Delhi, Oct 02: The nation on Sunday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at Raj Ghat.
PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti. This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Maybe always live up to Bapu's ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji."
Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on #GandhiJayanti. This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. May be always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji. pic.twitter.com/5icVnnRwwd— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2022
President Drupadi Murmu also paid her respects to the two leaders on Twitter and urged everyone to pursue the path of truth and non-violence.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also remembered Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
"On International Day of Non-Violence, we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday & values of peace, respect & the essential dignity shared by everyone. We can defeat today's challenges by embracing these values & working across cultures," tweeted Antonio Guterres.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a boy born in Porbandar, in modern day Gujarat, on October 2, 1869, lived a life by the end of which, not only did he came to be called 'Mahatma' or Great-soul, but also the 'Father of the Nation' to the newly independent India.
His life, in how he lived it and what he achieved in it, saw him become one of the most famous and important figures not only for those in his own country but around the world. His fight for India's independence made him become a universal symbol for peace and non-violent protests.