India is observing the 73rd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Gandhi on his death anniversary.Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs’ Day.
“The Prime Minister said Gandhi’s ideals continue to motivate millions,” Modi tweeted.
President Kovind, in his message, said people should adhere to Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace and non-violence.
Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against the colonial British rule, The Indian Express.
This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.