Nation pay homage to the Mahatma
Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Gandhi`s memorial in Rajghat here at a function organised at 11 AM. A two-minutes silence in memory of the Father of the Nation was also observed. A gun salute was also given to the late Mahatma to honour his contributions to the country.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony, senior BJP leader L K Advani, chiefs of three services, central ministers, leaders of various political parties and people from different walks of life also paid tributes to the apostle of peace at his memorial. A multi-faith prayer service was organised and devotional songs were sung.