Remembering Bapu: PM Modi, President and other minister pay tributes to Gandhi at Rajghat

His ideals continue to motivate millions: PM Modi

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the Father of the Nation, on his 73rd death anniversary. They had also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi. Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Kovind said people should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means, and humility.
 
President tweeted "On behalf of a grateful nation, my humble tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi who embraced martyrdom this day. We should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means and humility. Let us resolve to follow his path of truth and love."
 
PM Modi said his ideals continue to motivate millions. Modi tweeted "Tributes to the great Bapu on his Punya Tithi. His ideals continue to motivate millions. On Martyrs' Day we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India's freedom and the well-being of every Indian," he said in a tweet.
 
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Rajghat, said, "I salute Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death anniversary today, we also remember all the freedom fighters, including the revered Bapu, who sacrificed everything to liberate the country. I pay my respects to all such fighters."
 
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi posted a video of former PM and his father Rajiv Gandhi and said, "'Truth stands without the support of the people, it is self-sufficient.' - Mahatma Gandhi"

Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, who is popularly known as 'Bapu' took his last breath on this day, January 30, 1948. This day is marked as the Martyr’s Day to honour Bapu. Gandhiji is always remembered for using non-violence and "ahimsa" to unite the Indians for freedom struggle. He was shot dead on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse.
 
Last year on October 2, 2020, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh launched 100-days of campaign to provide piped water supply to schools and Anganwadi centres. The mission was launched as a part of celebrations of 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. His return to India on 9 January also celebrated as Diaspora Day every year to honour the overseas Indians.

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