NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembered the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary.
They also paid tribute to the second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th birth anniversary.
"Bow to beloved 'Bapu' on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world," Modi tweeted sharing a video of Mahatma Gandhi.
गांधी जयंती पर बापू को शत्-शत् नमन! I bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world. pic.twitter.com/NFUHMLVCxo— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2017
The Prime Minister also released a video praising Lal Bahadur Shastri for motivating farmers and the armed force of the nation.
जवानों एवं किसानों के प्रणेता एवं देश को कुशल नेतृत्व प्रदान करने वाले शास्त्री जी को नमन! Remebering Lal Bahadur Shastri ji on his Jayanti. pic.twitter.com/88ieTHnZip— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2017
The Prime Minister also visited Rajghat and laid a wreath. Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid floral tributes to 'Bapu' at Rajghat.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat to Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. His birthday is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist during a prayer meeting at the Birla House here.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday paid floral tribute to the second prime minister of India Lt. Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th birth anniversary at his memorial in Vijay Ghat here.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes at Shastri's memorial.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904 in Mughalsarai district of Uttar Pradesh. He is known for his major contribution for promoting White Revolution to increase the supply of milk and Green Revolution to boost India’s food production.
He became the prime minister of India in 1964 and led the country during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. On January 11, 1966, he took his last breath in Tashkent, suffering from cardiac arrest.
(With inputs from ANI and IANS)