Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his martyrdom day

NEW DELHI: The country pays homage to the father of the nation- Mahatma Gandhi on his martyrdom day on Saturday as he was assassinated on this day in 1948 by the first terrorist of independent India, called Nathuram Godse.

Many programmes will be organised today to mark the occasion. All-religion prayers will be held in Rajghat at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, and the three service Chiefs will lay wreaths at the memorial.

PM Modi tweeted on the occasion saluting the Mahatma and said that the nation should remember sacrifices of all martyrs today.
पूज्य बापू की पुण्यतिथि पर उनको शत् शत् नमन। Salutations to beloved Bapu on his Punya Tithi.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2016
Remembering the valour of all martyrs who gave their lives for the Nation. Their sacrifices remain etched in our memory.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2016

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