New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat on his 150th birth anniversary.
The PM was accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Bharatiya Janata Party working president J P Nadda on stage.
Later in the day, the PM will also visit Sabarmati Ashram and participate in Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 program, according to a post on the official Twitter handle of BJP.
With a number of events lined up across the nation, India will be celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today.
The BJP has extended its Gandhi Sankalp Yatra by a period of three months, according to a circular issued to the party leaders.
As per the circular sent to the leaders, the yatra will now be a 120-day exercise and will end on January 31, 2020, instead of October.
Earlier, it was scheduled to be held between October 2 and 31.
Under this, the BJP is planning to propagate Gandhi’s ideals and principles of non-violence, Swaraj and simplicity to mark his 150th birth anniversary.
Posters, banners and kits for the programs to be held during the yatra will be directly sent to the state units from the party headquarters.
According to the circular, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-off this programme from Gujarat, simultaneously, with the other top leaders from the party who will start it from the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
All the party’s Lok Sabha MPs have been instructed to be in their respective constituencies on October 2 for the start of the program.