Mahatma Gandhi remembered on 143rd birth anniv

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi was today fondly remembered with President Pranab Mukherjee leading the nation in paying homage to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary.

Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L K Advani were among the prominent people who visited Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat to offer floral tributes.

Other dignitaries who visited Rajghat included Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. An all-religion prayer was held at Rajghat. The favourite hymns of Gandhi were also played at the function.