India Celebrates Gandhi’s 144th Birth Anniversary
&lt;img style=”margin: 10px;” alt=”gandhi 144″ src=”https://d3ojdig7p1k9j.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/gandhi-144-300×209.jpg” width=”240″ height=”167″ />From BRICSPost – October 2, 2013
India is currently celebrating the 144th birth anniversary of iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi, also known as “Father of the Nation”, was instrumental in India’s struggle for independence from Britain and a devoted follower of non-violent protest and religious tolerance.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid homage to Gandhi on Wednesday.
Notable Indian officials also paid floral tributes at Rajghat – the memorial of Gandhi on the banks of the Yamuna river in New Delhi.
A minute’s silence was observed at the black stone memorial by all those in attendance.
The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is also marked as the International Day of Non-Violence.
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