An inter-faith prayer is held at the Rajghat and Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite devotional songs are played
New Delhi, January 30 The nation remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 75th death anniversary on Monday with President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering floral tributes to the ‘Father of the Nation’ at his memorial Rajghat.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri also paid homage to the Mahatma.
“I bow to Bapu on his Punya Tithi and recall his profound thoughts. I also pay homage to all those who have been martyred in the service of our nation. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten and will keep strengthening our resolve to work for a developed India,” Modi tweeted.
A two-minute silence was observed in honour of Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi, affectionately known as Bapu, who was assassinated on this day in 1948. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day.
An inter-faith prayer was held at the Rajghat and Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite devotional songs were played.
A gun salute was given at the memorial where school students and people from different walks of life gathered to pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi.