update: PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram
As India marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, celebrations will be in full swing across the nation. Top BJP leaders, including PM Narendra Modi, visited Rajghat in the morning to pay homage to the father of nation at Rajghat on Gandhi Jayanti. Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh also paid tributes Rajghat. Congress workers will take a mass oath to carry forward Mahatma Gandhi’s vision. Meanwhile, BJP chief Amit Shah will flag off the party’s nationwide Gandhi Sankalp Yatra. He will address a meeting at Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. In the evening, PM Modi will visit Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat to address 10,000 sarpanchs. He is likely to declare India ‘open defecation free’ and success of the Swachh Bharat Mission and launch a war against plastic.
Respect for India in the international platform has gone up because of India’s contribution. It was raining heavily on the “Howdy, Modi” event day, but the California Governor himself came and attended the event. Democrats and Republicans were there. President Donald Trump’s attendance at the event made it special. President Trump didn’t even care about security when I requested him for victory lap in Houston: PM Modi
PM Modi said India’s stature is rising at world stage. Respect for India is increasing all over. One can experience the change. The world can see that India is at the forefront of several positive changes taking place at the world stage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the United Nations had this time celebrated Mahatma Gandhi and paid tribute to the father of the nation.