President Pranab, PM Modi pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on birth anniversary

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee attended a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2016 1:16 pm
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Several leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Vice President Hamid Ansari among others reached Rajghat on Sunday morning and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary.

Leader of opposition in the Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also paid homage to the ‘father of the nation’.

 

All the leaders also reached Vijay Ghat in New Delhi and offered their respects to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee attended a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. On Saturday evening, he greeted the nation and said: “Gandhiji taught us the value of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect. He displayed a rare constellation of abilities and showed how individuals can advance social and political change. He had an exemplary passion for justice and an indefatigable spirit of service to mankind.”

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India is also set to ratify the Paris climate deal on Sunday after the President signed it on Saturday. PM Narendra Modi had announced on September 25 that India will ratify the deal on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.

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    indian
    Oct 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    Rahul Sonia didn't bother attending?
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      Nishant
      Oct 2, 2016 at 2:26 pm
      Another joke by BUTCHER Modi.
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        SubbuI
        Oct 2, 2016 at 9:59 am
        INSTEAD PAYING FAKE TRIBUTES TO MAHATHMA OF THE NATION OUR PUJYASHRI PRADAN MANTRI NARENDRABAI DAMODARDAS MODI MUST STOP HIS SWAYAM SEVAK FREINDS AND IDEOLOGISTS FROM CRITISIZING AND REDICULING HIJI IN ALL GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES. PM CAN STOP HIS PARTY MP FROM GLORIFYING HI ASIN GODSE AND PRAISING HIS TRUE PATRIOTISM. ALSO PM CAN STOP FURTHER BUILDING OF TEMPLE BY THESE SANGH SUPPORTERS. LASTLY OUR PUJYA PRADHAN MANTRI SRI NARENDRA BAI DOMODARDAS MODI CAN BRING DOWN GOTSE TEMPLE ALREADY BUILT IN MADYA PRADEH. RAJASTHAN . MAHARASHTRA AND GUJARAT (17 NOS IN ALL)lt;br/gt;THAT COULD BE THE REAL TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST MAN AND HIS SOUL.lt;br/gt;HOPE OUR PM LISTENS TO THE REQUEST AND LOOK IN TO THE MATTER.
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          shiv
          Oct 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm
          British espionage.
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            shiv
            Oct 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm
            Mohandas karamchand hi, he was not mahatma.
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              nav rattan
              Oct 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm
              I have never been a great fan of hi but even he must be squirming in his grave when hypocrites like Kejriwal visit Rajghat.
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                Sanjeev Singal
                Oct 2, 2016 at 9:24 am
                देखो रे देखो मोदी की आंधी,lt;br/gt;देश में गोडसे, विदेश में गांधी.
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                  Prateik
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm
                  They didn't belong to Nehru dynasty. Why bother.
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