New Delhi, Jan 30: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 71st death anniversary at Rajghat.
“On Martyrs’ Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for our Independence”; President Kovind tweeted earlier today.
“Tomorrow, on Bapu’s Punya Tithi, I will be in Dandi, the place from where Bapu challenged the might of colonialism. In Dandi, the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial will be dedicated to the nation. This is a tribute to Satyagrahis led by Gandhi Ji, who worked for India’s freedom,” the PM tweeted.
A 40-metre tall monument with statues of the Mahatma along with 80 of his satyagrahis who led the ‘salt satygraha’ from Ahmedabad to Dandi will be built on the memorial site.
Sharing a quote by the Father of the Nation, Rahul Gandhi paid tributes to the leader of the Indian independence movement, who was assassinated on this day.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Chiefs of Armed Forces were among the other dignitaries who paid tributes to Bapu at Rajghat in New Delhi.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948 by Nathuram Godse, sending an entire nation into grief. The day is now also observed as Martyr’s day.