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Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today

Shillong, October 2, 2019 (MMP): The Nation pays homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary today. A series of functions have been organized across the country and by Indian Missions abroad. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Home Minister Amit Shah and several Union Ministers, BJP and opposition leaders paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his Samadhi Rajghat. Prime Minister who paid tribute to the Father of Nation stayed for some time at the Raj Ghat, where an all-faith prayer meeting was held this morning. In a short video on Mahatma Gandhi, Mr Modi said his message of peace is still relevant to the world community. The prime minister also referred to the seven perversions Mahatma Gandhi had cautioned people about. These are:  wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, visit without ethics, science without humanity, religion without sacrifice and politics without principles.

        The BJP President Amit Shah flagged off party’s nationwide Gandhi Sankalp Yatra this morning from Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi to mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Shah said, Gandhi ji showed the path of truth and non-violence to the world and his satyagraha movement brought the British to their knees. He urged people to take a pledge not to use single-use plastic from today as it is very harmful to the environment and health. The BJP president said, party workers across the country will travel 150 kilometre from today to 31st October to spread the values of Gandhiji to the masses. They will work to spread the values of Swadesh, Swadharma and Swadeshi to every village and every household.

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