Nation pays homage to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 02-Oct-2015

New Delhi, October 2: India on Friday paid their profound tributes to the freedom fighters of the country, Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their 146th and 111th birth anniversaries respectively.

One who fought till his last breathe for the freedom of nation and other who notify two pillars of development by giving us slogan of ‘jai jawan, jai kisan’.  

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his samadhi Raj Ghat in Delhi this morning.

Whereas, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader LK Advani and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu also paid tribute to Mahatama Gandhi at his samadhi.

An all-religion prayer meeting was organised on the occasion.

Meanwhile, a number of functions have been organised in different parts of the country to mark the occasion. A host of dignitaries paid tributes to the second prime minister of India at his Samadhi Vijay Ghat in the national capital.

Shastri served as prime minister from June 9, 1964, until his sudden death in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on January 11, 1966.

He successfully led the nation during the 22-day war with Pakistan in 1965. He gave the slogan of 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', which led to a rare display of unity in the country during India-Pakistan war.

Walking on the path of Satygraha and Non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi let the country men know the simple way of living life and with these two weapons he fought against British’s for freedom.

Similarly, a person with simplicity and dedicated for mother land, Lal Bahadur shastri had always being within his principles fought against British to see India as free country.

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. A memorial "Vijay Ghat", a memorial has been built for him in the national capital, New Delhi.

Micro-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with wishes and messages on Gandhiji and Shastriji. #LalBahadurShastri and #GandhiJayanti have been trending on Twitter since Friday morning.

Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to his predecessor Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary. "I bow to the proud son of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary," PM Modi tweeted.