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Nation pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 - Mahatma Gandhi was today remembered on his 147th birth anniversary, with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at his memorial here.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani also paid tributes to Gandhi.

�Gandhiji made this world a better place. His ideals, dedication to the poor & struggle against injustice inspire,� Modi said in a tweet.

Clad in a white kurta and pyjama, Modi, who arrived at Rajghat at 7:40 am, paid homage to the Mahatma by offering rose petals at the memorial and performing a �parikrama� (circumambulation) around it.

Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rao Inderjit Singh, and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too joined in paying homage to the Gandhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who arrived along with his deputy Manish Sisodia, paid tributes to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary.

Mukherjee, Ansari, Modi and Manmohan Singh also paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at his samadhi at Vijay Ghat on the occasion of his 112th birth anniversary. � PTI

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Nation pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

NEW DELHI, Oct 2 - Mahatma Gandhi was today remembered on his 147th birth anniversary, with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at his memorial here.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and senior BJP leader LK Advani also paid tributes to Gandhi.

�Gandhiji made this world a better place. His ideals, dedication to the poor & struggle against injustice inspire,� Modi said in a tweet.

Clad in a white kurta and pyjama, Modi, who arrived at Rajghat at 7:40 am, paid homage to the Mahatma by offering rose petals at the memorial and performing a �parikrama� (circumambulation) around it.

Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rao Inderjit Singh, and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad too joined in paying homage to the Gandhi. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who arrived along with his deputy Manish Sisodia, paid tributes to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary.

Mukherjee, Ansari, Modi and Manmohan Singh also paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at his samadhi at Vijay Ghat on the occasion of his 112th birth anniversary. � PTI