VP, PM pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to him.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, students from several Delhi-based schools, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma and Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan were also present on the occasion to remember the father of the nation.

Earlier in the day, the President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead 70 years ago on January 30, 1948, by Nathuram Godse.

Modi and Cabinet Ministers Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani and Mahesh Sharma also took to the social networking site to pay tributes.

“We bow to all those martyrs who have sacrificed themselves in service of our nation. We will always remember their courage as well as dedication towards the nation,” the Prime Minister tweeted.