Prez, PM Modi pays tribute to Gandhi, Shahstri

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New Delhi, Oct 2, 2016: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri at Rajghat and Vijay Ghat respectively on their birth anniversaries.

The Prime Minister remembered the two leaders for the values they championed.

Modi said in a tweet:

PM Modi also tweeted:

Several senior dignitaries including Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also paid the homage.

October 2 is the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is also known as the “Father of the Nation” and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of the country.

Later in the day, the Prime Minister is also expected to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in Delhi.

Modi also shared a video on the microblogging site, showing people engaged in various sanitation activities and taking pledge of giving “shramdaan” (Gift of Labour) on the 147th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

Wefornews Bureau

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