Kovind, Modi pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his demise anniversary


New Delhi, January 30

Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his ideals continue to motivate millions.

Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day. 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays respect to Mahatma Gandhi on the occassion of Martyr’s Day at Rajghat in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

“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,” Modi said in a tweet.

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi, President Ram Nath Kovind said people should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means, and humility.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pays respect to Mahatma Gandhi on the occassion of Martyr’s Day at Rajghat in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

Kovind paid humble tributes to the Father of the Nation. “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,” Kovind tweeted. PTI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays respect to Mahatma Gandhi on the occassion of Martyr’s Day at Rajghat in New Delhi on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mukesh Aggarwal



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