Nation pays tributes to Gandhi, Shastri on birth anniversary

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Oct 2017 08:55:50



PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders paid tributes on Monday to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary and asked people to follow the noble ideals of the Father of the Nation.
Modi paid floral tributes to the Mahatma and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at their ‘Samadhis’ at Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat here.

“Bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world,” the prime minister tweeted. In another tweet, he hailed Shastri as a source of inspiration for soldiers and farmers.
President Kovind also paid floral tributes to Gandhi and Shastri at their respective memorials.

“Homage to Bapu on #GandhiJayanti. His ideals of truth, non-violence and compassion continue to be our moral touchstone #PresidentKovind,” said a tweet on the President of India’s Twitter handle.
“Birthday tribute to Shastriji. Resolute wartime leader, founder of Green Revolution; inspired us with “Jai Jawan Jai Kisan” #President Kovind,” another tweet on the Presiden’s Twitter handle said.

Unveiling a 1.8-metre-tall statue of Gandhi at Rajghat on his 148th birth anniversary, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said people should strive together to realise the dreams of the Mahatma and usher in ‘Ram Rajya’ where all are equal with no discrimination of any kind.

Congress Vice President Rahul urged people to take pledge to protect “till last breath” the ideas the Father of the Nation stood for.