President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited Rajghat and paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, on his 151st birth anniversary.
They also paid homage to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary at Vijay Ghat.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who recently tested COVID-19 positive, paid floral tribute to both the leaders at his residence.
PM Modi in his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi said there is much to learn from his life and thoughts.
“May Bapu’s ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India,” he said on Twitter.
President Ram Nath Kovind was accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as they paid tributes at Shastri’s memorial at Vijay Ghat.
An interfaith prayer was held and Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajans “Vaishanv Jan To” and “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram” were rendered as dignitaries paid homage at his memorial at Rajghat.
Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and Gajendra Singh Shekahawt, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad were among others who paid homage to the father of the nation at Rajghat.
On Twitter, the Vice President said, “Bapu, through his life and teachings showed us the path of truth, love and selfless service to mankind. His idea of ‘Antyodaya’ guides us to work for the uplift of the last person.”