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Gandhi Jayanti 2022: PM Modi, Sonia Gandhi and many other leaders pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 153rd birth anniversary

Today the 153rd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is being celebrated in the country. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Rajghat and pays a heartful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to mark his 153rd birth anniversary on Sunday morning.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Today the 153rd birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is being celebrated in the country. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Rajghat and pays a heartful tribute to Mahatma Gandhi to mark his 153rd birth anniversary on Sunday morning. PM also paid tribute to former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary Programs will be organized in the memory of Bapu across the country.

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PM Modi took to Twitter to wish everyone on Gandhi Jayanti and said the celebrations this year is “even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. He also urged everyone to buy Khadi and handicraft products as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. “Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on #GandhiJayanti. This Gandhi Jayanti is even more special because India is marking Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. May be always live up to Bapu’s ideals. I also urge you all to purchase Khadi and handicrafts products as a tribute to Gandhi Ji,” PM tweeted with a video tribute.

President Droupadi Murmu has also written on Twitter and urged everyone to follow Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps and walk the path of truth and non-violence. She also said his birth anniversary serves as an occasion for everyone to “rededicate themselves to the values of his life”.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also took to Twitter to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary and said he bows down to the “pioneer of truth, non-violence and peace”.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on Sunday morning. Gandhi was shot by Nathuram Vinayak Godse on January 30, 1948.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a tweet commemorated the International Day of Non-Violence and remembered Gandhi’s teachings.

“On International Day of Non-Violence, we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday & values of peace, respect & the essential dignity shared by everyone. We can defeat today’s challenges by embracing these values & working across cultures,” he said.

Born on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat’s Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi led India’s freedom struggle against British colonial rule. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, about 100 students from across the country will participate in an event in the Central Hall of Parliament. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have selected 99 students from several schools and colleges for the event. While all the participants will pay floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion, 30 selected ones will be provided a platform to speak. The students will be shown chambers of both the Houses, Kartavya Path, National War Memorial and Raj Ghat.

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