On his 154th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Delhi’s Rajghat.
The prime minister claimed that Mahatma Gandhi had a universal influence and inspired people everywhere to advance peace and compassion.
“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,” PM Modi wrote on X.
Mahatma Gandhi received condolence messages from many walks of life.
The world will always find Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy to be relevant, according to President Droupadi Murmu. She advised others to adopt his principles and teachings in order to improve the nation.
“Gandhiji ideals of truth and non-violence paved a new way for the world. Gandhiji not only fought for non-violence throughout his life but he also took up the cause of cleanliness, women empowerment, self-reliance and farmers’ rights and fought against untouchability, social discrimination and illiteracy,” she said in a message on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, asked everyone to uphold the truth, nonviolence, and equality teachings of the Mahatma.
“The thoughts and ideals of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired the entire world to follow the path of truth, non-violence and peace, and the founder of the Indian freedom struggle, are relevant for us even today,” Mr Kharge wrote on X.
“His ideas like truth, non-violence, peace and equality are being challenged today, but we are fighting it by following the values taught by Bapu,” he added.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, also praised the Mahatma on this special day.
“The path of truth, non-violence and harmony, the path to unite India, was shown by Mahatma Gandhi. Hundreds of salutes to Bapu on his birth anniversary,” Mr Gandhi shared on X.
Om Birla, the speaker of the Lok Sabha, and Vinai Kumar Saxena, the lieutenant governor of Delhi, joined other dignitaries in paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.