At Raj Ghat, President Kovind, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and others pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi
At Raj Ghat in New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation
As India commemorated Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary on Sunday (January 30), Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at Raj Ghat in New Delhi.
"Remembering Bapu on his Punya Tithi. It is our collective endeavour to further popularise his noble ideals," Modi tweeted.
"Today, on Martyrs' Day, paying homage to all the greats who courageously safeguarded our nation. Their service and bravery will always be remembered," he said.
On the 50th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to him at Rajghat.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, also visited Delhi's Raj Ghat to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death anniversary.
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible but in the end, they always fall. Think of it always," wrote Gandhi with images of him at Raj ghat.
Apart from Modi and Kovind, Hardeep Singh Puri, a Union minister, and Om Birla, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, paid tribute to the leader.
On January 30, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was killed. Martyrs' Day is honoured on the anniversary of his death.
On the 74th anniversary of Gandhi's death, an ecumenical prayer was conducted at Raj Ghat, and Gandhi's favourite devotional songs were performed.
At the monument, where school pupils and adults from all walks of life gathered to pay their respects to Bapu, a pistol salute was fired.