Martyrs Day: Tributes paid to 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also paid their homage to Gandhi ji.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi on Tuesday.

A "sarva dharma prarthana sabha" (all religion prayer meeting) was held to pay tributes to the "Father of the Nation".

Floral wreaths were laid before the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi led by Assam Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia to commemorate the ones who laid down their lives for the nation.


At another programme, freedom fighter Babu Rao Varma paid tributes to Gandhi's portrait at Gandhi Gyan Mandir in Koti. "We will always remember their courage as well as their dedication towards the nation".

Chennai: Over a decade after he shocked the country by claiming Mahatma Gandhi did not utter the words "Hey Ram" when he was assassinated, his nonagenarian personal attendant said on Gandhi's 70th death anniversary that he had been misquoted.

The members present on the occasion remembered Gandhi as the apostle of peace, who stood for non-violence, and made supreme sacrifice in achieving the freedom of the country.


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