Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat, and Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat (resting place of the Father of the Nation)on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 at 7:20 am. PM Modi will also declare the country open defecation-free. Major events have been planned all across India on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, also with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Rajghat and then taking off to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad later this evening where Mahatma Gandhi had lived for several years.
The BJP party president Amit Shah is set to flag off the party's nationwide "Gandhi Sankalp Yatra" soon. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also extended its Gandhi Sankalp Yatra by a period of a total of three months. The Yatra will now be of 120-days and is supposed to end on January 31, 2020. Earlier, the yatra was scheduled to be held between October 2 and October 31.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat, who shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi. PM Modi is going to go to the Sabarmati Riverfront, where he will be declaring the country open defecation-free (ODF) in the presence of more than 20,000 village heads. People who are closely associated with Gandhian institutions, high court judges, Padma awardees, students, educationists, and village-level sanitation workers have been cordially invited for the function.
PM Modi was received at the Raj Ghat by BJP working President JP Nadda, Piyush Goyal (Union Minister for Commerce) and Hardeep Singh Puri (Minister of State (MoS) independent charge). Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tributes to Mahatma at Raj Ghat.
Our Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi also paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation
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