Mahatma remembered on 140th birth anniversary

Mahatma remembered on 140th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays his respects at Rajghat on Gandhi Jayanti, in New Delhi on Friday. AFP

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Leader of Opposition L K Advani were among the prominent persons who offered floral tributes at Rajghat, the memorial of the Mahatma, here.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Defence Minister A K Antony, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Ministers of State Shashi Tharoor and Krishna Tirath also visited the memorial to offer their respects.

US Ambassador Timothy G Roemer also offered floral tributes at Rajghat. A number of foreign dignitaries were also present.

Leaders of various religions also offered prayers at the samadhi.

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