Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary saying that his noble ideals motivate millions across the world.
“Bow to beloved ‘Bapu’ on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world,” Modi tweeted sharing a video of Mahatma Gandhi. According to a report by IANS, The Prime Minister also visited Rajghat and paid laid a wreath.
Paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat. pic.twitter.com/999kbeS6gF
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2017
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Gujarat’s Porbandar district to Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. His birthday is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist during a prayer meeting at the Birla House.
It may be recalled that India today marks the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi , which is also the third year of the Swachh Bharat mission. PM Modi had this to say in his address :
“During my days working for Gujarat, we adopted a village and we decided to build houses. The villagers there asked us to build bigger rooms by removing the space for toilets, but I said no. If a house is built, then a toilet will be built along with it. A few years later when I went back there, I was shocked to find that the toilets were being used to tie goats to them. This isn’t the people’s fault, but its what they know of. We need to change that mindset.”
He further stated : “I know Mahatma Ji’s way can never be wrong. We will face our problems and work towards overcoming them. When the country accepts it, one is forced into accepting the Clean India campaign. No one can oppose it. Today’s campaign is for the people of India. The common man. I don’t claim this to be a government initiative, this is for the country.”