Indian PM Modi leads nation in paying tribute to the Mahatma Gandhi
02 Oct 2019
Mahatma Gandhi delivers a speech at the All-India Congress Committe in Mumbai. File photo/ AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday led the nation in paying respect to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by paying tribute to the Father of Nation at the Raj Ghat.
He stayed for some time at the Raj Ghat where an all-faith prayer meeting was being held.
India's President Ram Nath Kovind sprinkles rose petals as he and his wife Savita pay tribute at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
"Tributes to beloved Bapu! On #Gandhi150, we express gratitude to Mahatma Gandhi for his everlasting contribution to humanity. We pledge to continue working hard to realise his dreams and create a better planet," he tweeted.
Modi sprinkles rose petals as he pays tribute at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
Later, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu too arrived at the Raj Ghat to pay tribute to the Mahatma.