Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Rajghat on Sunday morning and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary.
Former PM Manmohan Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Vice President Hamid Ansari, leader of opposition in the Parliament Ghulam Nabi Azad, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also paid homage to the ‘father of the nation’.
They also reached Vijay Ghat in New Delhi and offered their respects to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
President Pranab Mukherjee attended a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. On Saturday evening, he greeted the nation and said: “Gandhiji taught us the value of harmonious co-existence and mutual respect. He displayed a rare constellation of abilities and showed how individuals can advance social and political change. He had an exemplary passion for justice and an indefatigable spirit of service to mankind.”
2nd October: Birth of two great Indian leaders Father of nation Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
Gandhi jayanti is one of the important national events of India celebrated every year on 2nd of October, a birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 2nd of October has been declared as the national holiday by the government of India. At this day, government offices, banks, schools, colleges, companies, etc all through the India remain closed however it is celebrated with great enthusiasm and lots of preparations. It is celebrated by organizing many purposeful activities in the schools, colleges, educational institutions, government offices, communities, society, and other places.