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PM, Sonia pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi, Oct 1, 2013 (IANS) 12:52 IST
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary Wednesday.
The leaders paid floral tributes at Rajghat -- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of the Yamuna river. They were accompanied by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath. A minute's silence was observed at the black stone memorial by all the leaders.
The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti across the country. It is also marked as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Gandhi, born this day in 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat, played a key role in India's independence struggle. He was assassinated Jan 30, 1948.