‘Timeless teachings continue to illuminate our path’: Modi on Gandhi Jayanti
“May we always work to realise his vision for a strong India” — Modi also remembers Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (October 2) paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, saying his global impact motivates the entire humankind to live with unity and compassion. He reached Rajghat around 8 am and offered floral petals to Gandhi’s memorial and bowed before it.
“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,” he posted on X (Twitter).
Modi added, “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.”
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.
Monday marks the 154th birth anniversary of Gandhi, hailed as the Father of the Nation, who continues to be a globally revered figure. He was born in 1869.An interfaith prayer service was held at Rajghat where Gandhi’s favourite devotional songs were also played. Several Union ministers and bureaucrats were present on the occasion at Rajghat, situated on the banks of Yamuna.
Modi also fondly remembered India’s second prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary. His simplicity, dedication to the nation, and iconic call for “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” resonates even today, inspiring generations, he said.
“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 said.
(With agency inputs)