PM Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary

New Delhi [India], October 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Raj Ghat.
Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, PM Modi on Saturday said Bapu’s principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions. “Tributes to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. The life and ideals of Pujya Bapu will continue to inspire every generation of the country to walk on the path of duty. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions,” he tweeted.
Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule with utmost patience.
This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.
Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events were held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on the occasion of his 117th birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat.
The Prime Minister also took to Twitter to pay tributes and said, “Tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji on his birth anniversary. His life based on values and principles will always remain a source of inspiration for the countrymen.” Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi too reached Vijay Ghat to pay her tributes to the former Prime Minister.
Anil Shastri, son of former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, also paid tribute to his father on his birth anniversary.
Shastri was born on October 2, 1904, in the Mughalsarai district of Uttar Pradesh. He shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi.
He entered politics at a young age as a satyagraha in the Indian National Movement. On August 15, 1947, he became the Minister of Police and Transport in independent India.
Shastri became the Prime Minister of India in 1964 and led the country during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. He coined the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ which resonated with the masses and was widely accepted.
On January 11, 1966, he breathed his last in Tashkent after a cardiac arrest.

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