Gandhi jayanti: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi, other leaders pay respects at Rajghat
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On the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, several political leaders gathered at Rajghat on Saturday to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. In pic: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays his respects. PM Modi tweeted this morning, "His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions."
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Paying homage, President Ram Nath Kovind said this morning, "It is a special day for all Indians to remember Gandhiji's struggles and sacrifice. Let us take a pledge that we will continue to strive for making India a country of Gandhiji's dreams while adhering to his teachings, ideals and values."
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Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said, "My respectful tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary today. Universally revered as an apostle of peace and non-violence, Gandhiji was an embodiment of selfless service, kindness and compassion."
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Congress president Sonia Gandhi pays her respects at Rajghat, the samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tributes. In a post on Twitter today, he said, "Only one Satyagrahi is enough for victory," in reference to the ongoing farmers' protest.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were at Rajghat this morning too. "The thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi show the path of truth, non-violence and righteousness not only to India but to the entire global society."
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Speaker Om Birla pays his respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.