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Mahatma Gandhi's timeless teachings "continue to illuminate our path": PM Modi

Updated on: 02 October,2023 10:51 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the timeless teachings of Mahatma Gandhi "continue to illuminate our path"

Mahatma Gandhi's timeless teachings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary, at Rajghat in New Delhi, Monday, Oct. 2, 2023. PTI Photo

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Mahatma Gandhi's timeless teachings "continue to illuminate our path": PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the timeless teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi "continue to illuminate our path." He made the comments while paying floral tributes to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary at Rajghat in the national capital, New Delhi.

The nation remembered Bapu and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, revered freedom fighters and stalwarts of India, both of whom were born on October 2. Modi on Monday also paid floral tributes to Shastri at Vijay Ghat memorial early in the morning.

Today marks the 154th birth anniversary of Gandhi, hailed as the Father of the Nation, who led India to freedom through the path of non-violence and continues to be a globally revered figure.

Modi reached Rajghat around 8 am, offered floral petals to the Mahatma's memorial, and bowed before it.

An interfaith prayer service was held at Rajghat where Gandhi's favourite devotional songs were also played.

"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 (sic) the agent of change he dreamt of, fostering unity and harmony all over," Modi posted on X on Monday.

The prime minister also posted a video of German singer Cassandra Mae's rendition of Gandhi's favourite prayer 'Vaishnava Jana To', saying his thoughts strike a chord with people all around the world.

Also read: Gandhi Jayanti: Mahatma, a timeless beacon of nonviolence and social justice

Urging people to hear her soulful rendition, Modi noted that he had mentioned the young singer, who is visually impaired, in his recent 'Mann ki Baat' broadcast.

The prime minister had highlighted her love for Indian music in the radio programme.

Several Union ministers and bureaucrats were present on the occasion at Rajghat, situated on the banks of Yamuna.

Modi also hailed Shastri on X, saying his iconic call for 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' resonates even today.

"His unwavering commitment to India's progress and his leadership during challenging times remain exemplary. May we always work to realise his vision for a strong India," he posted. (PTI)

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