Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Delhi’s Rajghat on the latter’s 154th birth anniversary. He acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi’s global impact and his ability to inspire unity and compassion among people worldwide. PM Modi tweeted, “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. May we always work towards fulfilling his dreams. May his thoughts enable every youngster be the agent of change he dreamt of, fostering unity and harmony all over.”
Tributes for Mahatma Gandhi poured in from various quarters. President Droupadi Murmu stated that Mahatma Gandhi’s ideology is timeless and relevant for the world. She urged people to follow his values and teachings for the welfare of the country. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge echoed the sentiments and urged everyone to embrace Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas of truth, non-violence, and equality.
Despite challenges to these ideals today, Kharge expressed his commitment to fighting for them by following the values taught by Mahatma Gandhi. Several other dignitaries, including Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, also paid their respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.