President, PM pay rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary.

Both of them visited Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat in and paid floral tribute. They also paid tribute to the second Prime Minister of India, Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 113th birth anniversary.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, former PM Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and others also paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.

In Odisha too, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Governor SC Jamir paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at a special programme in the premises of the state Assembly on Gandhi Jayanti. Assembly speaker Pradip Amat and other leaders also attended the programme.

Besides, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Prasad Harichandan garlanded Gandhi’s statue at the Gandhi Park here.

Different social organsitaions also observed the day.

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