'He Envisioned An Atmanirbhar Bharat': PM's Tribute On Gandhi Jayanti

PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, on his birth anniversary today. (ANI)

New Delhi:

Mahatma Gandhi envisioned an “Atmanirbhar bharat” where every village is self-reliant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as he paid tributes to the Father of the Nation on his 151st birth anniversary today.

There is much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi whose life and thoughts are even relevant today, PM Modi said as he shared a short video of his remarks on the father of the nation.

“October 2nd is a holy and inspirational day for all of us. Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) thoughts and ideals are more relevant today. Mahatma Gandhi-ji used to say his life is his message and he never tried to influence with his life but his life became an inspiration for others,” said PM Modi in the short video which he shared on Twitter.

Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi said, believed in “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family) and showed path to the nation through satya (truth), ahimsa (non violence), Satyagraha.

“Gandhi-ji gave utmost importance to cleanliness and wanted that every citizen of the country is healthy. Gandhi-ji believed in “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family). He envisioned an “Atma Nirbhar bharat” where every village is self-reliant. Gandhiji spoke for the last person in the society. Gandhiji ideals give us inspiration to works for the betterment of the society. I am sure the path showed by Gandhiji will help us work towards a better world. I believe that till the time Gandhiji influence binds us, till then his inspiration and influence will remains with us,” PM Modi, who also went to Raj Ghat to pay his tributes, is heard saying in the video.

President Ram Nath Kovind, in his tribute, said that Mahatma gandhi’s 151st anniversary is a good occasion for the people to “think through our priorities in the light of Gandhiji’s life and thought, and prepare ourselves again to hear his voice in our hearts”. The President also said that Gandhiji importance on healthcare and sanitation duties was a lesson for all amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and opposition leaders cutting across parties also paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi this morning.

Mahatma Gandhi was born on this day in 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.

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