President Kovind, PM Modi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
New Delhi, Jan 30: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered floral tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, on his 70th death anniversary, here at Rajghat.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also paid their homage to Gandhi ji.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary, here at Rajghat.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, earlier in the day, paid his homage Mahatma Gandhi here at Gandhi Smriti.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa were also present.
Earlier, President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi took to their respective Twitter handles to share their thoughts about ‘Bapu’.
President Kovind wrote, “On Martyrs’ Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for our Independence #PresidentKovind.”
“We bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation. We will always remember their courage as well as dedication towards the nation,” Prime Minister Modi posted.
Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948. This day is also observed as Martyrs Day by the nation. (ANI)