PM pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

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PM Narendra Modi (File photo)

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid his tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, on his 73rd death anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Tributes to the great Bapu on his Punya Tithi. His ideals continue to motivate millions. On Martyrs’ Day we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India”s freedom and the well-being of every Indian.”

President Ram Nath Kovind also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, saying that the nation was grateful to him.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, my humble tributes to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi who embraced martyrdom this day. We should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means, and humility. Let us resolve to follow his path of truth and love,” he tweeted.

On this day in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day.

Gandhi led India to freedom from British colonial rule with outmost patience in 1947.

He was fondly known as Bapu, played one of the most prominent roles in India’s freedom struggle through non-violence and peaceful ways.