Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday reached Raj Ghat to pay floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary.In a tweet last evening, Modi had said that this year’s October 2 is a very special day as it will mark the start of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of our beloved Bapu.
Modi, in his tweet, said that since we are entering the 150th anniversary year, it is a “great opportunity for all of us to fulfill his dreams.”
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Bapu as he is fondly remembered, is known as the Father of the Nation.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also tweeted and said, “Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for are the foundation of our country. True patriots must protect them.”
President Ram Nath Kovind also extended wishes to Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. Taking to twitter, Kovind said, “Let us rededicate ourselves to the values espoused by Mahatma Gandhi – peace, fraternity, harmony and inclusive national development. Gandhiji’s message remains relevant for all and he continues to be our guiding light.”
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted and said that on Gandhi’s 150th birthday, it is important to remember the philosophy of non-violence. “We must focus on spreading the Gandhian philosophy across the country.”