National leaders pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary: BJP, Congress conduct marches to spread Gandhian philosophy [Photos]

Rahul Gandhi leads Congress' padayatra from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

FP Staff October 02, 2019 15:56:18 IST
India on Wednesday celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Politicians from across party lines came out to pay tributes to the leader. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to the Father of the Nation at Delhi's Rajghat. Modi took to Twitter and said,<br />"Gandhi Ji’s commitment to peace, harmony, and brotherhood remained unwavering. He envisioned a world where the poorest of the poor are empowered. His ideals are our guiding light". Twitter@narendramodi
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India on Wednesday celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Politicians from across party lines came out to pay tributes to the leader. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to the Father of the Nation at Delhi's Rajghat. Modi took to Twitter and said,<br />"Gandhi Ji’s commitment to peace, harmony, and brotherhood remained unwavering. He envisioned a world where the poorest of the poor are empowered. His ideals are our guiding light". Twitter@narendramodi
President Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat, Gandhi memorial, in New Delhi. AP
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President Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat, Gandhi memorial, in New Delhi. AP
"Mahatma Gandhi considered 'Ahimsa' as the symbol of the highest moral and spiritual power. He told the world that 'Ahimsa' is the most powerful weapon and without it, progress is not possible,", Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said. He also paid his respects to the Mahatma inside the Parliament complex. Twitter@ombirlakota
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"Mahatma Gandhi considered 'Ahimsa' as the symbol of the highest moral and spiritual power. He told the world that 'Ahimsa' is the most powerful weapon and without it, progress is not possible,", Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said. He also paid his respects to the Mahatma inside the Parliament complex. Twitter@ombirlakota
Defence minister Rajnath Singh pays respects to Mahatma Gandhi. He also administered a cleanliness oath to people at an event organised in Delhi Cantonment. PTI
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh pays respects to Mahatma Gandhi. He also administered a cleanliness oath to people at an event organised in Delhi Cantonment. PTI
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during the launch of BJP's 'Sankalp Yatra' to propagate Gandhian ideology. The BJP will also use the massive event to spread awareness against plastic on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in New Delhi. PTI
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during the launch of BJP's 'Sankalp Yatra' to propagate Gandhian ideology. The BJP will also use the massive event to spread awareness against plastic on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in New Delhi. PTI
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi pays respects to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, while addressing a gathering of Congress workers, Sonia slammed the BJP and said, "Quoting Gandhi is easy but it is tough to follow his path. Those who are trying to use his name but are taking India astray from his teachings will not succeed. Twitter@INCIndia
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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi pays respects to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, while addressing a gathering of Congress workers, Sonia slammed the BJP and said, "Quoting Gandhi is easy but it is tough to follow his path. Those who are trying to use his name but are taking India astray from his teachings will not succeed. Twitter@INCIndia
Rahul Gandhi leads Congress' padayatra from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Firstpost/Debobrat Ghose
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Rahul Gandhi leads Congress' padayatra from the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee office to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Firstpost/Debobrat Ghose