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Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary

New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday led the nation in paying homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary.

Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj paid floral tributes at Gandhi`s memorial in Rajghat.

Defence Minister A K Antony, former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, chiefs of three services, central ministers, leaders of various political parties and people from different walks of life also paid tribute to the apostle of peace at his memorial.

A multi-faith prayer service was also organised with religious leaders of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Bahai, Christianity, Jainism, Jewish, Parsi and Sikhism participating in the programme.

Devotional songs were also sung.

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