INDIA Led By PM Modi Pays Homage To Mahatma Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday  paid floral paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Rajghat and Vijay Ghat respectively on the occasion of their birth anniversaries. It was 149th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and 114th birth anniversary of Mughalsarai born Lal Bahadur Shastri, adept in Vedic scriptures and India’s second Prime Minister. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at New Delhi on January 30, 1948. Shastri died in Tashkent at 02:00 on the day after signing the Tashkent Declaration following the India –Pakistan war on January 11, 1966 reportedly due to a heart attack. But people allege conspiracy behind the death. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, Lal Bahadur Shastri was the symbol of gentle personality, skilful leadership and courage. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary. Paying homage to the Father of the Nation, he tweeted, “From today, we are entering Pujya Bapu’s 150th anniversary year. It is a great opportunity for all of us to fulfill his dreams.” The day also marks the launch of 150th-anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Paying homage to the Father of the Nation, he tweeted, “From today, we are entering Pujya Bapu’s 150th anniversary year. It is a great opportunity for all of us to fulfil his dreams.” The day also marks the launch of 150th-anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi attended the closing session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre. MGISC has been a 4-day international conference that has brought together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. At this event, the Prime Minister visited a mini Digital Exhibition. He was accompanied by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres. From the dais, the dignitaries  launched  commemorative postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi, and a medley CD based on Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn – “Vaishnav Jan.” The Swachh Bharat Awards were be distributed on this occasion. The Prime Minister inaugurated the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance at Vigyan Bhawan. The same event also marked the inauguration of the second IORA Renewable Energy Ministerial Meeting, and the 2nd Global RE-Invest (Renewable Energy Investors’ Meet and Expo). Guterres will also be present on the occasion. October 2 is marked as the International Day of Non-violence in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi but the day marks the birth anniversary of another Indian leader, Lal Bahadur Shastri. He also took to twitter to post “Gentle personality, skilled leadership and elevated fresh symbol to the red Brave Shastri, humble tribute to his jubilee.”  Last month, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have inaugurated the “Lal Bahadur Shastri Smriti Bhavan Sangrahalay” at Ramnagar, the ancestral place of the former prime minister. Yogi also unveiled the statues of Shastriji and his wife. “Shastriji was an inspiration for the whole nation and a true leader. He lived in simplicity and faced hardships in his life, his life is an inspiration for millions of poor children,” Yogi said. The former prime minister’s son Anil Shastri, a former MP, said he would write to the Prime Minister for a probe into the death of his father. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904, in Mughalsarai, Uttar Pradesh. He entered politics as a satyagraha in the Indian National Movement. On August 15, 1947, he became the Minister of Police and Transport in an independent India. He is known for his contribution towards promoting the White Revolution to increase the supply of milk and Green Revolution to boost India’s food production. He gave the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’. He became the prime minister of India in 1964 and led the country during the India-Pakistan war in 1965. On January 11, 1966, he took his last breath in Tashkent, suffering from cardiac arrest.

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