India celebrates 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. Events and campaigns have been organized across the country for Gandhi Jayanti, to pay homage to the man who gave the world the philosophy of ‘Ahimsa’ or non-violence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151th birth anniversary and said there is much to learn from his life and thoughts.
May Bapu”s ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India, he said.
The prime minister also went to Raj Ghat, memorial to Gandhi , to pay his tributes.
“We bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. There is much to learn from his life and noble thoughts. May Bapu”s ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India,” the prime minister tweeted.
He also posted a short clip of his remarks on the father of the nation. Mahatma Gandhi was born on this day in 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.
Here are the LIVE updates on Gandhi Jayanti 2020:
Mahatma Gandhi showed us the path of truth and selfless service, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. Gandhi was born on this day in 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat.
Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, Mr Naidu said, “Bapu, through his life and teachings showed us the path of truth, love and selfless service to mankind.”
Gandhi’s idea of “Antyodaya” guides us to work for the uplift of the last person, the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Mr Naidu.
Scores of US House of Representatives on Thursday (local time) paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary.
On the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Congressman Rohit Khanna posted a message saying: “Gandhi taught us that the best fight for justice was a fight wage with principles of nonviolence.”
“Mahatma Gandhi changed the course of human history. So many people were inspired by his actions,” said Congressman Tom Suozzi in a tribute to Gandhi.
Congressman TJ Coxsa and Mike Fitzpatrick also offered their tributes to Gandhi. While Coxsa encouraged people to embrace their differences to honour his legacy, Fitzpatrick endorsed Gandhi’s idea of selfless service.
“I believe we can best honor Gandhi’s legacy by choosing to embrace our differences and dedicating ourselves to creating a world that is equitable for all,” Coxsa said.
“Gandhi believed that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others. As elected officials, we come together to reflect on the achievements and lasting impact he had,” Fitzpatrick said.
Several other Congressman offered their tributes to Gandhi via Indian Embassy’s Twitter handle.
A special message from Ted Yoho read: “his philosophies inspired many including Dr. Martin Luther King”s peaceful protests that led to our nation”s civil right legislation in the 1960”s.”
Congressman Ami Bera said that Gandhi is an “inspiration for all”.
“On this auspicious occasion of #GandhiJayanti, let us resolve to rededicate ourselves to the welfare and progress of the nation, to follow the mantra of truth and non-violence, and to build a clean, capable, strong and prosperous India, and to make Gandhiji’s dreams come true,” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.
On this auspicious occasion of #GandhiJayanti, let us resolve to rededicate ourselves to the welfare and progress of the nation, to follow the mantra of truth and non-violence, and to build a clean, capable, strong and prosperous India, and to make Gandhiji’s dreams come true.
– President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) October 2, 2020