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Gandhi Jayanti: Modi, Sonia, Pranab pay homage at Rajghat

The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial in New Delhi.

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The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial in New Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi paying floral tributes at Mahatma Gandhi memorial on his 146th birth anniversary at Rajghat in New Delhi on Friday (October 2). Modi, who arrived at Rajghat at around 7:40 AM, offered rose petals to the 'samadhi', which attracts a large number of Gandhian followers and admirers today. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit pay homage at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Rajghat in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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President Pranab Mukherjee also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial on his 146th birth anniversary at Rajghat in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Senior BJP Leader LK Advani also joined in paying homage to the Father of the Nation at Rajghat in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Delhi Chief Minister M Arvind Kejriwal paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi by bowing his head at his memorial on his 146th birth anniversary at Rajghat in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Vice President Hamid Ansari also paid homage to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Mahatma Gandhi, besides standing for liberty and freedom, also championed the cause of cleanliness, and Prime Minister's 'Clean India' campaign which completed one year today is a tribute to his values.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and Shiela Dixit paying floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paying tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Vidhan Sabha premises, Old Secretariat, in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

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Arvind Kejriwal and others pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth Anniversary at Vidhan Sabha in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

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A large number of school children also gathered at the venue to pay homage to the father of the nation.

Children and other visitors paying homage to the Father of the Nation at his memorial in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Congress leaders beeline to pay floral tributes to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Vadodara. (Source: Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)

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VMC: Boy's Scouts in Vadodara pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. (Source: Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)

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Panchkula: Students of Hallmark school drawing a potrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. (Source: Express photo by Jaipal Singh)

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Moradabad : Children dressed up as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a program to pay tribute to him. (Source: PTI)

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Patiala: School children form a human chain resembling Mahatma Gandhi ahead of Gandhi Jayanti in Patiala on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

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Bhopal: Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi during a contest in a Foundation School on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti. (Source: PTI)

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Jalandhar: School students hold placards carrying Mahatma Gandhi's message for peace. (Source: PTI)

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New Delhi: A bill board put up by BJP MP Vijay Goel at his residence presents Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Sabarmati ka Sant" like Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

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Kolkata: Freedom fighter and President of Bapuji Smarak Samity Jatin Chandra Das cleans the living room of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Source: PTI)

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A volunteer of Indian non-governmental organization Sulabh International presents a rose to a wayside cobbler during a symbolic cleanliness drive organized on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The day marked one year since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan" or "Clean India Mission."(Source: AP Photo)

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School children get together to paint messages of Swachh Bharat and the symbolic spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti in Vadodara. (Source: Express Photo by Bhupendra Rana)