The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on Sunday at Rajghat in New Delhi to mark his 153rd birthday.
The prime minister bowed before the everlasting flame and placed a bouquet of flowers on the black marble platform where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
He then walked around the revered site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated on January 31, 1948.
PM Narendra Modi also paid tribute to former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.
The celebration at Gandhi Smriti to honour Mahatma Gandhi’s immeasurable contribution to nation-building officially began when he arrived. President Droupadi Murmu presented Gandhi Smriti with flowers at the programme.
From his bhajans like ‘Vaishnav Janto tere kahiye’ to his teachings, the audience got the chance to reintroduce themselves to Mahatma Gandhi’s persona in the program. Presenting another example of secularism, the ceremony was also joined by religious scholars of different religions, who prayed for Mahatma Gandhi, and many brought life to Mahatma Gandhi’s teaching on the Idea of free India and ‘Swaraj’.
Along with President Draupadi Murmu, PM Narendra Modi, several ministers, and eminent personalities also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, Congress interim Chief Sonia Gandhi, and senior politician Mallikarjun Kharge also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion.
PM Modi Pays tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri
Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary coincides with that of the former prime minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Few inspirational quotes of Mahatma Gandhi
- A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
- It is the quality of our work that will please God and not the quantity.
- Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it.
The man who is now renowned for his composure, bravery, and compassion in the face of injustice, did not always feel at ease in front of the masses. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, in 1869. he was subsequently given the title “Mahatma,” which means “great soul.”