Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in the national capital on the occasion of 154th Gandhi Jayanti. Earlier, he paid homage to the Mahatma, saying his global impact motivates the entire humankind to live with unity and compassion. "I bow to Mahatma Gandhi on the special occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. His timeless teachings continue to illuminate our path. Mahatma Gandhi's impact is global, motivating the entire humankind to further the spirit of unity and compassion," he said on X.
He added, "May we always work towards fulfilling his dreams. May his thoughts enable every youngster be (sic) the agent of change he dreamt of, fostering unity and harmony all over."
Modi also fondly remembered India's second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary. His simplicity, dedication to the nation, and iconic call for 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' resonate even today, inspiring generations, he said. "His unwavering commitment to India's progress and his leadership during challenging times remain exemplary. May we always work to realise his vision for a strong India," he said.
Besides Modi, President Draupadi Murmu, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Congress national president and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge paid tributes to Gandhi at Rajghat.